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The dangers of an empty property

The dangers of an empty property

Empty properties can lead to dampness and pests and also attract anti-social behaviour such as vandalism, arson or squatting. This can reduce the value of the property as well as the neighbours’ homes. It’s not difficult to spot the empty home on a street. It usually looks neglected with peeling paintwork, an overgrown garden and no one coming and going.

The negative effect of an empty home on a street and the surrounding community can be dramatic.

 

Squatters

 

With homelessness within our cities on the rise, many will look to empty properties to find shelter from the elements. And with the employees working from home, your empty property could be the perfect target for them to make themselves at home!

Solution: Sentry Guardians will fill your empty property with young professionals who are looking for cheap rent and shared living spaces.

 

Vandalism & Theft

These crimes can range from unwant­ed graffiti to attempt­ed break-ins and thefts, such as met­al crime. They can strip down the building for valuable items that they can sell very quickly. Vandalism and theft can also cause holes in the property, which can bring other problems such as pest infestation and even let rain in, causing wet and damp conditions which can damage the property.

Solution: Sentry Guardians will fill your empty property with young professionals who are looking for cheap rent and shared living spaces.

 

Fly Tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of liquid or solid waste. The waste is usually dumped to avoid disposal costs. You need to follow different rules for litter, which is usually less than a black bag’s worth, for example, food or tobacco-related litter; if you find fly-tipping near or in your empty property, you are responsible for clearing it and can cost a heavy price.

Solution: Sentry Guardians will provide the young professionals with the correct disposal equipment and will ensure it gets emptied by the council. 

 

Water Ingress

Water Ingress, Flood­ing and burst water pipes. Water dam­age is one of the most com­mon types of domes­tic prop­er­ty dam­ages. The dam­age that can occur to a prop­er­ty that is tem­porar­i­ly vacant can be sig­nif­i­cant­ly high if it is not known about, nor attend­ed to, for some days or even weeks.

Solution: Sentry Guardians will fill your empty property with young professionals who are looking for cheap rent and shared living spaces.

 

How we can help

At Sentry Guardians, we can eliminate all dangers by placing Property Guardians to fill the vacant property, giving it inherent security.

Te empty property plan:

  • Avoid vacancy
  • Secure the property
  • Property checks
  • Property monitoring

 

All run and managed by Sentry Guardians.

Get in touch today to protect your property.