FAQs

Below are the most frequent questions people ask before becoming a property guardian.

How much does it cost per month
What are my duties as a guardian?
How long will I have the property for?
What is the notice period if I want to leave?
What are the upfront costs?
Are there any other fees?
How much are the bills?
Can I decorate my room?
Does the property come furnished?
Can I live with my partner?
Am I allowed pets in the properties?
Are parking facilities available?
What are the facilities?
What about internet/telephone connections?
What else do I need to know?
How much does it cost per month

Our licence fees vary dependent on room size and location. Typically a single room is priced between £75 – £105 per week, double rooms are priced at £120 – £135 per week and studio rooms are priced at £150 per week.

What are my duties as a guardian?

As a property guardian you are expected to live in the property on a full-time basis, watch the property, keep it clean and tidy at all times, report any maintenance problems to Grandploy Guardians and abide by the Grandploy Guardians’ rules.

How long will I have the property for?

The licence contract period will vary dependent upon property, and Grandploy Guardians cannot make guarantees for the period of time that property guardians will be required to secure the property. Grandploy Guardians will however endeavour to keep property guardians updated about significant developments.

What is the notice period if I want to leave?

We require 2 to 4 weeks’ notice to leave dependent upon the property.

What are the upfront costs?

There no charges for registration or deciding to take a property. Before moving in we need a security deposit of 1 month’s licence fee, in addition you will need to pay the portion of your licence fee to cover the current month.

Are there any other fees?

There are no termination or relocation fees that you need to pay. If you wish to terminate your licence agreement then you must provide us with the required notice period. Upon leaving you must leave your room in a clean and tidy condition, cleaning fees will be charged at £50 otherwise. If you lose your key or fail to return your key upon termination then they will be charged at £30 per key.

How much are the bills?

In most cases all utility bills, i.e. electricity, gas, water and council tax, are included in the licence fee.

Can I decorate my room?

This depends on the property, but most rooms can be painted as long as permission is granted by Grandploy Guardians.

Does the property come furnished?

All the rooms come unfurnished, but on occasion some white goods may be made available for property guardians use. However, Grandploy Guardians will not replace these items should they develop a fault.

Can I live with my partner?

We grant licences to both individual property guardians and couples. If you wish to live in the same room as your partner then you are both required to sign the licence agreement and provide the necessary documents. In some properties there will be an additional charge of £50-£100 for double occupancy of a room.

Am I allowed pets in the properties?

Unfortunately Grandploy Guardians does not allow pets in the properties. If a property guardian has found to have kept a pet in one of our properties then the licence contract will be terminated.

Are parking facilities available?

Grandploy Guardians cannot guarantee that parking facilities will be available at all properties. If Grandploy Guardians can offer parking at one of the properties then there will be an additional charge for this service.

What are the facilities?

All properties have bath or shower units and a cooking area which vary in size, these facilities are normally shared. All properties will have working electricity and heating; central heating will only be switched on during winter months. Keys are provided to the property and to individual rooms; property guardians cannot install additional locks except without prior permission in writing from Grandploy Guardians.

What about internet/telephone connections?

We do not provide these in any of our properties. With permission from Grandploy Guardians you can have one installed, however it is the property guardians responsibility to ensure that they are disconnected upon vacating the property.

What else do I need to know?

All Grandploy Guardians are expected to live by a code of conduct which covers health and safety and consideration for fellow property guardians; a full list will be provided when you sign your licence and will also be displayed by the main entrance of the property.

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