Proud to announce the launch of the Property Guardian Providers Association (PGPA) as a founding member, Camelot Europe is excited to witness the House of Lords welcome PGPA launch of the industry association.

Camelot Europe once again strives to institutionalise the Property Guardian model founded by our CEO, Joost van Gestel in 1993.

We have a track record of setting up legislation, association and regulation to safeguard the principle of the Guardian Model.

Starting with the incorporation and entrepreneurial idea of the Guardian concept in 1993 to constitutionalising the ‘Article 101 Law n° 2009-323’, in France which introduces the temporary residence in vacant properties by Minister Christine Boutin.

We didn't stop there, as you can see in the timeline picture- we went on to establish the Housing Law in October and the ‘Government Innovation Platform 31’ to Owners to pro-actively manage vacant properties, made Squatting a criminal offence and introduced the certified vacant property management.

Our next journey has given us the ‘2012 Winner of Prix Territoria’ in France where we received an innovation award to recognise successful innovators and those who have improved the public’s perception of the public sector.

With France and Netherlands working to make a difference in the governance in their country, our Camelot Belgium also received recognition, as one of the only Official Partner in 2017 for Housing Associations.

After Camelot’s initiative to establish a standard for Vacant Property Management, at the end of 2017 the NEN-8025-2017 was implemented, being the regulatory framework on how to manage vacant properties. And this brings us to 2018! we now are very proud that the UK is embracing the Property Guardian Model through the acceptance of the PGPA!

There are 7 founding members in this PGPA. The PGPA also created to provide the industry with effective representation, to formulate policy, and to ensure that its members are at the forefront of meeting or exceeding legal and safety standards was launched on the 18th October 2018 in Birmingham at the Empty Homes Conference.

Its mission is to secure temporarily vacant properties, but should be a safe and viable low-cost accommodation, where all stakeholders can benefit from the best practices business model the PGPA expects of its members’.

We are proud to be regulated by the following recognised bodies;

-    PGPA

-    CHAS

-    ISO 9001:2015

-    BFIM

-    BS 7984 1 2016 - Key Holding

-    BS 7858-2012 - staff screening


We are extremely proud to be a member of the PGPA and we are 100% certain that, through this association, all stakeholders will receive great benefits on high tech security solutions and social housing solutions for an affordable price.

Want to find more about the PGPA, our dedicated Account Managers will be happy to speak with you. Simply send an email to and which area you are from.