Copper Beeches – Case Study

Copper Beeches – Case Study

Property Guardians Bring New Lease Of Life For Care Homes Project: Copper Beeches Sector: Care homes Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom While plans were made for the sale of a recently empty care home in Hampshire, our client identified the risk of squatting, vandalism and dilapidation of the property and asked VPS for advice. VPS undertook […]

How to avoid paying council tax on an empty property

How to avoid paying council tax on an empty property

Owning a second property can be a great thing. Whether it’s an investment in the future, a recent refurbishment, or you have acquired a second home through inheritance, it can be tricky to know what exactly to do with it. Let alone what the legalities of the whole thing are! If you have a second […]

The Mornington Centre – Case Study

The Mornington Centre – Case Study

London Borough of Lewisham calls on VPS to provide Guardian services to secure decommissioned site Project: The Mornington Centre Sector: Local Authority Client: London Borough of Lewisham Location: Newcross, London, United Kingdom Challenges: Secure decommissioned site Deter squatters Background The Mornington Centre in Newcross had been operating as a primary school and an overflow school […]

The Winchester – Case Study

The Winchester – Case Study

Project: The Winchester pub Sector: Hospitality Industry Client: Heineken Location: Islington, London, United Kingdom You can choose to secure your property with regular security products like steel security screens or alarms, but you can also choose socially responsible security such as property guardianship. That’s what guardianship is all about, this way you can protect your vacant […]

Metropolitan Police Station – Case Study

Metropolitan Police Station – Case Study

Fool proof vacant property protection Project: Former Metropolitan Police Station Sector: Property Development Client: Aitch Group Location: Finchley, London, United Kingdom Challenges: Eviction and clean up from squatters Threat of criminal damage Incurring business rate costs Deterring criminal damage and squatters with live in Guardians. Background The former Metropolitan Police Station, situated on Ballards Lane […]

Leonard Street Market – Case Study

Leonard Street Market – Case Study

How a central-London church turned into a vibrant food market Project: Leonard Street Market Date Commenced: December 2019 Client: Aitch Group Location: St Michaels Church Yard, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom In the bustling heart of Shoreditch, St Michael’s Church is located between the bars and the start-ups offices. Because of the church’s historical and monumental […]

Ludgate House – Case Study

Ludgate House – Case Study

Multi-option security solution for a large site in an urban area Project: Ludgate House Sector: Property Development Client: Native Land Location: Southwark, London, United Kingdom Challenges: Long-term security requirement High business rates incurred over interim planning period Protecting a large site in an urban area requires a multi-option security solution. Best-practice model protects property and saves […]

Property Guardian Providers Association: The Coronavirus Crisis

Property Guardian Providers Association: The Coronavirus Crisis

To address the challenge of this highly contagious virus we must all work together, and everybody must be protected. The members of the PGPA have been holding regular discussions with regards to the coronavirus crisis, and have been reviewing measures that would support and protect guardians who run into difficulties. In direct discussions with the Ministry of […]

VPS Guardians UK – measures regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)

VPS Guardians UK – measures regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)

In view of recent developments regarding the spread of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced various measures. We attach the highest importance to the safety of our personnel, customers and guardians and we are operating in full support and compliance with these measures and World Health Organisation (WHO) advice. […]