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Property Guardian or Tenant?
Tenant or Property Guardian? This has been circulating for a long time and can be a solution.
Let’s have a look at the definition:
A Tenant: A person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord and A person in possession of real property by any right or title.
A Property Guardian: A person who protects or defends something.
In the English dictionary, it highlights that the main difference between these two groups of people are the rights and responsibilities that they carry out and the main objective of their stay.
Being a Tenant will give you exclusive rights to housing in exchange for the market rent for that property or area. But as a Property Guardian, the purpose is to protect the premises through occupation. Not being a security Guard but showcasing the property to be living and breathing to deter possibilities of squatters, vandals. Wild animals, crimes etc
Let’s see the different responsibilities that they have:
As a tenant, you are obliged to:
- pay your rent
- take care of the premises
- make good any damage caused by you or anybody lawfully visiting or living there
- adhere to the terms of your tenancy agreement
- keep the inside of the property in reasonable proper order
As a Camelot Property Guardian you have the following Guidelines to follow;
- Report security breaches or issues
- Report remedial maintenance issues
- Report reactive maintenance issues
- Keep Living space & property clean and tidy
- No parties
- Adhere to the Fire, Health and Safety instructions
- Adhere to Property Guardian Guidelines specified in Licence
What other differences are there between Camelot Property Guardians and Tenants?
- The amount paid. Tenant pay ‘rent’ which are considered high and expensive. The typical amount depends from area to area but will be more in the 600s+
- The Licence Fee that Property Guardians pay starts from as little as 40 per week depending on the building and location.
- Tenants live in Houses or Flats, whereas Property Guardians can occupy different buildings like Police Stations, Fire Stations, Religious Buildings, Offices, Museums, Nursing Homes, Community Centres, Schools etc.
- Both Property Guardians and Tenant will be given a months’ notice before they have to find another place. But with Camelot, we provide an alternative property to transfer to. This decreases the anxiety and stress level of an individual or family.
- Tenancy allows room for families, friends and children whereas Property Guardians are individuals or couples from a professional environment. We do not take DSS or families with children. A child has more rights and requires more security within a property.
- Being a Tenant you have access to the whole house whereas Property Guardians have access to their rooms and require permission to enter into other Guardians rooms. They have communal access to the shared facilities.
There are so much more differences between Tenants and Property Guardians which will be covered in our Whitepaper.
But being a Property Guardian is a solution that is available for carefully selected individuals, who look to save more money or live an adventures life away from the norm.
Want to become a Property Guardian, and check the latest vacancies.
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