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Mission Statement

Lighthouse Guardians aims to offer ethical solutions to entities involved with empty buildings throughout the United Kingdom.

Our services are aimed at development companies waiting for planning permission, local authorities sitting on buildings no longer in use or retail groups who are moving from bricks to clicks.

Through the creation of short term affordable accommodation pods and tax mitigation Lighthouse Guardians looks help alleviate the chronic housing problem whilst enhancing earnings to professional bodies sitting on non-performing assets.

The government recently announced that “the UK housing market is broken” apart from stating the obvious the statement confirms the importance of our aim to provide ethical short-term accommodation by utilising empty buildings.

No longer should we have to witness scenes as pictured below.

Mission Statement

Lighthouse Guardians aims to offer ethical solutions to entities involved with empty buildings throughout the United Kingdom.

Our services are aimed at development companies waiting for planning permission, local authorities sitting on buildings no longer in use or retail groups who are moving from bricks to clicks.

Through the creation of short term affordable accommodation pods and tax mitigation Lighthouse Guardians looks help alleviate the chronic housing problem whilst enhancing earnings to professional bodies sitting on non-performing assets.

The government recently announced that “the UK housing market is broken” apart from stating the obvious the statement confirms the importance of our aim to provide ethical short-term accommodation by utilising empty buildings.

No longer should we have to witness scenes as pictured below.

Second column

DAILY TELEGRAPH

London’s residential housing market has infamously high rents and an acute property shortage. Yet the city also has a reported 60,000 empty properties, creating opportunity for a new class of tenants calling themselves “property guardians”.
Companies agree with property developers, local authorities and housing associations to take over empty houses and flats and find occupiers on a short-term basis to care for buildings in danger of attracting squatters and crime.

SCOTTISH SUNDAY HERALD

Increasing numbers of Scots are taking the plunge living in disused commercial premises or empty houses as they seek cheaper rents and the chance to live in unusual buildings such as disused former childrens’ care homes.
Property guardianship – where renters provide security for owners by living in empty buildings in return for low rents – is said to have ballooned north of the Border over the past year.

LandlordZONE

Guardian Angels Provide Business Rates Relief

Business rates are a tax on the occupation of non-domestic property that must be paid on most commercial premises including shops, offices, pubs and warehouses.
Unfortunately, they are also a tax on unoccupied properties, with rates on empty properties charged at the same level since April 2008.
This presents a major cost burden for property owners when there is no rental income coming in to cover them, hitting businesses large and small.
Many landlords have been affected, with some having paid hundreds of thousands of pounds per year on large commercial buildings standing empty.