- Category: People Interests
- Published: Wednesday, 03 August 2016 21:16
They can be called a variety of things; guardianship or empty-property schemes; live-in accommodation; even house-sitting services. The essence of each is the same however; a unique way for individuals to ‘live’ and ‘reside’ on a short-term basis at a property that is not officially available for long-term residential use.
Typically, the type of property involved is an old, perhaps derelict, and possibly unusual commercial building, that may be ear-marked for future re-development, for example a nursing home. The owner will agree to allow ‘occupiers’ to live in the property for a period of time; the occupier will have their own living space, and in return, they help to look after and guard the property.
The principle originated in Europe...Write comment (0 Comments)