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Squatter-Sanctioning Rental Services

Lowe Guardians Offers Affordable Housing in London

— September 1, 2017 — Business
Rent figures in London are at historic highs, and Lowe Guardians offers people the ability to live in the city for less. The platform effectively serializes squatting, allowing people to rent spaces as "guardians" rather than as tenants, reducing the rent cost in the process.

Landlords who own buildings that aren't up to code for rental have previously been faced with a problem. Those empty spaces can quickly become derelict or possessed by squatters, and if squatters occupy a space for ten or more years they legally gain possession of it. Rather than hiring security, landlords have the option to assign guardians to their spaces — permanent, live-in residents who serve as de facto security against squatters. Since guardians are living in unfinished spaces, they pay significantly less for rent (though Lowe Guardians ensures that all the spaces listed have essential amenities like a bathroom, a kitchen, Wi-Fi, and a locking bedroom.
Trend Themes
1. Affordable Living Trends - Emerging trend of renting spaces as guardians instead of tenants to reduce rent costs.
2. Serial Squatting Services - Disruptive trend of serialized squatting that allows people to rent areas previously occupied by squatters.
3. Guardian-based Rentals - Increasing trend of live-in residents as guardians to mitigate squatting and provide low-cost living for tenants.
Industry Implications
1. Real Estate Industry - Real estate industry can incorporate serialized squatting by creating business models around guardian-based renting.
2. Security Industry - Security industry can create specific services for landlords to hire guardians as live-in security to mitigate squatting issues.
3. Property Management Industry - Property management companies can provide easier access to guardian-based rentals for tenants and landlords to mitigate squatting and manage rental properties more effectively.
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