How we live together: the property guardians

How we live together: the property guardians
 

Charlotte Fountaine, 27 I’m a master’s student trying to avoid London’s extortionate rents, so property guardianship – a scheme that means you occupy a home and keep it in good condition and free of squatters – is perfect. You trade the security of a tenancy for cheap rent, and must do 16 hours of volunteering a month. I enjoy mentoring at a nearby school; my flatmate Keri gardens at a local graveyard.
When we moved in 18 months ago, we didn’t know each other (an agency put us together) but we met over a cup of tea in the living room and got chatting about decor. The place was empty, a... read more

 
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