VPS Guardians

Affordable Spaces to Live or Work

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Customer Testimonials

The services I received during my stay at the VPS property in Oldham is Top Notch and will always recommend anyone to not just take my word for it but give VPS a trial. You will be glad you did!

Ade - VPS Guardian

VPS have consistently provided a proactive and adaptable service, whilst securing the building, providing suitable property Guardians to protect the property, and keeping the property costs low

Jon White, Native Land, Property Developer

Looking For an Affordable Space to Live or Work?

Here at VPS Guardians we have many affordable properties from as little as £60 per week! If you are a professional looking for great value accommodation to save money, or are sick and tired of paying sky high rental prices, we can help! Contact us today for further information or checkout our latest properties here.

What are VPS Guardians?

VPS Guardians help prevent the negative consequences of vacant properties, and in return you are offered a unique and affordable place to live or to work. Property Guardianship works for professionals or businesses throughout the UK, and it’s a great cost effective alternative to the high costs of the current rental market.

These properties and spaces are available on a short term basis, ranging from 1 month to 2 years and they are also in a varied range of building types. By putting these vacant buildings to use as affordable living spaces, we ensure these derelict areas remain active and livable. Click here to learn how our property guardian scheme works.

Quality-checked properties available throughout the UK
Affordable rates from £240 per month incl. council tax
Bathroom and cooking facilities in all guardian properties
Furnished and unfurnished properties available

Becoming a VPS Property Guardian?

We have a brilliant selection of vacant properties throughout the UK. We are seeking responsible and professional adults to become guardians, if this is you check out our available apartments and offices today. Here at VPS our number one goal is to ensure you have the best experience possible being a house guardian.

To ensure this we carefully check all our properties in great detail, so you can be sure that every property meets our very high standards. Signing up with us has many great benefits and allows you to live in some premium areas at a much cheaper rate.

We take the quality of our properties extremely seriously, and they are all thoroughly checked before becoming available. Our spaces are very affordable from only £240 per month incl. council tax. We ensure good quality bathroom and cooking facilities in all guardian properties, and we have both furnished and unfurnished spaces available for both residential and commercial guardians.

Rental costs have soared in recent years and become unaffordable for many young professionals. Becoming a VPS guardian not only gives you cheaper rent it also allows you to actually save money for your future. Stop paying sky high rent and save for your future. REGISTER HERE If you're interested in finding out more. All candidates must register first when enquiring about a property to ensure you meet the requirements below.

To qualify to become a VPS Guardian, candidates must have:


Online assessment

All guardians complete an online questionnaire to ensure they meet basic qualifying criteria


Face-to-face interview

Face-to-face interview to agree suitability, review and sign code of conduct and licence agreement


DBS (CRB) check

Employed earning >£16k, British standard referencing, criminal record check, adverse credit history, identity checks


Acceptance & Induction

Full induction given to all Guardians including fire and health and safety advice

Becoming a Property Guardian

There are huge benefits to becoming a guardian, some of the properties available can often be truly amazing! Other great aspects are the fact that some properties can be in some of the best locations in town, and that the overall costs are always substantially less than traditional renting.

It can also be a great way to save real money towards a mortgage or home deposit, traveling and many others. In this day and age it’s extremely hard to save real money as living costs and rent within the UK have risen dramatically.

What are the Advantages of becoming a guardian?

  • Properties and work spaces available throughout the UK, from only £60 a week including bills
  • Live in parts of the UK that would often be out of budget
  • Live in a community with other likeminded people, all approved by VPS Guardians
  • You’ll often live in very interesting properties
  • We have short terms contracts to suite most people requirements, from 9 weeks to 2 years
  • Flexible living just 28 days notice to leave
  • We will commit an emergency response within 48 hours, If any problem arises
  • Once a contract ends, will be do everything within our power to rehouse our guardians
  • Often our Property guardians can look after interesting buildings, such as pubs, schools, care homes, police stations, office buildings and more.

Often people starting out in certain creative fields can find the lower pay difficult to deal with. This is where becoming a guardian can help massively. Also keyworkers can benefit hugely from the overall reduced rental costs, especially in the more high end expensive parts of the country.

One thing important to remember is all of our properties and spaces are available immediately and you can often move straight in. Another great aspect is that you often have most of the properties facilities for yourself!

We find many of our guardians are often saving up for a mortgage, new car, traveling etc and this is the main driving force to become a guardian. So much money is wasted on rent within the UK that most people can’t save any money at all, or end up with no money to enjoy life.

How do you become a Property guardian?

  • To qualify to become one of our guardians, you must have:
  • We require our Guardians to have a minimum annual salary of £16,000
  • Employer or character references from the past two years
  • Required to undergo a DBS, Disclosure Barring Service (formerly a CRB) check and a credit check
  • Proof of UK/EU residency or proof of right to stay in the UK
  • No pets or dependents

What sort of properties can you live in?

This is the beauty of being a VPS guardian, you can often live in some absolutely amazing properties!

Houses, flats, libraries, care homes, pubs and even Castles. Yes believe it or not we currently have a Castle! Rent is Typically only £250 - £600 per month, depending on location.

Another great thing about being a VPS Guardian is the fact that bills are paid for in our weekly fee and that also includes council tax un-less the it’s a residential flat. Some properties will come furnished and some unfurnished, but all living essentials are available, such as bathroom utilities and cooking facilities.

What are the costs?

One of the best aspects of becoming a guardian is the fact that it’s far more affordable than renting, especially in some of the bigger cities within the UK. You can often find yourself living some beautiful (and very expensive!) parts of town, where most people can only dream of living, and often from only £60 per week.

So what’s the difference between a property guardian & tenant

Now, the definition of a tenant basically indicates that it is a person who rents property or land from the owner or landlord. The definition of a property guardian indicates that it is a person who protects a property or building. As you can see, there is quite a difference between the two definitions where the tenant is all about using a property as housing whereas the property guardian's purpose is to protect and defend the property from others.

The Rights & Responsibilities Of A Tenant

As a tenant, you will be paying a monthly rent for a property that is typically a house, apartment or studio and this rent will be within the market rent for that type of property within the geographical area. You will have exclusive rights to the property while you're renting and you will be protected under specific laws that govern tenants.

The Rights & Responsibilities Of A Property Guardian

A property guardian is a person who also pays a monthly fee for occupation of specific premises, however, this fee is usually quite low in comparison to monthly rent paid by tenants. However, the properties that are typically occupied by guardians are not typical houses or apartments, but buildings that are not usually used as family homes. They can be properties such as warehouses, old police buildings, churches, offices, museums etc.

One major difference between tenants and property guardians is that tenants can bring their family and kids to live in the house or apartment with them. However, guardians cannot bring their families and especially kids to live in the properties and most agencies only allow singles or professional couples to live there. This is because kids are not sufficiently protected under the laws that govern and they require a great deal more security than what is usually provided.