At Maker Wharf we're delighted to announce our fantastic new partnership with Live-In Guardians – An amazing organisation filling vacant properties in London with reliable and trustworthy people as property guardians.
New and existing coworking members of Maker Wharf (subject to Live-In Guardians’ eligibility criteria) can now enjoy priority access to Guardianship opportunities across the whole of London, ahead of a waiting list of 3000+ people. A fantastic opportunity for affordable living in the capital!
Become a property guardian with Maker Wharf and have access to low cost accommodation in commercial and residential properties that would otherwise be left vacant (often with all bills included!). You will also enjoy shared desk-space within the friendliest coworking community in the heart of trendy East London - just a short walk, bus or bike ride from Old Street, Shoreditch, Hoxton and Bethnal Green stations.
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Over 21 years old
Employed full-time, self-employed, or a mature student
Reliable and dependable
Not currently bankrupt or in bankruptcy proceedings
Do you have or can you get?
Access to an email address and mobile phone
Photographic ID 3 months' bank statements/payslips
Proof of last address
2 character references (one from your employer, or client if self-employed and one from your existing Landlord)
Do any of the below describe you?
Have a heart to positively impact the world
Exploring social enterprise/ charity work
Fulfilling a creative/ artistic endeavour
Using technology and innovation to solve social problems
If you can answer 'Yes' to all of the above, we'd be delighted to invite you to apply to our property guardianship scheme.
Guardians protect their clients’ properties for varying lengths of time, on average for a period of 6–8 months, although it can be much longer. We will always endeavour to offer our guardians alternative accommodation once a property is due to be handed back.Duration of guardianship is dependent on ongoing membership at Maker Wharf. Licence fees are from just £400pcm, depending on location, condition of property and size of rooms. In many cases all utility bills are included. On average licence fees are around 40-50% below the level payable for a traditional rental. Spaces are limited and allocation will be subject to Live-In Guardian’s eligibility criteria and suitability screening. Maker Wharf will prioritise first those members sharing our mission and vision to shape the future of work, create opportunities to find rest in work, and help those left behind.
Whether you are an entrepreneur keen to minimise costs as you start-up on your own, new to the city and looking to live and work among a community of like-minded individuals, a mature student or working for a not for profit and seeking ways to live in London affordably - you could minimise the largest cost you have in London while potentially living and working in your dream property and location.
About Maker Wharf
More than coworking, at Maker Wharf we're on a mission to shape the future of work, create opportunities to find rest in work, and help those left behind. A coworking community based in Shoreditch, East London, we provide organisations in Bethnal Green, Shoreditch and Hackney with shared desk, studio and office space during working hours - and become a fantastic venue to hold their events over evenings and weekends.
About Live-In Guardians
Live-in Guardians are the trusted vacant property specialists, working closely with property owners across London to provide short-term, affordable living to those who need it. Recognised as the Industry's leading expert, Managing Director Arthur Duke is regularly asked to appear on expert panels and deliver key note speeches on the topic. Read more here