Property guardians: fact sheet

Guidance setting out the legal rights of property guardians.



The government does not encourage or endorse the use of property guardianship schemes as a form of housing tenure as guardians can be asked to live in conditions that do not meet the standards expected in residential properties.

However, it is important that anyone currently acting as a property guardian, or considering entering such an arrangement should fully understand their rights and responsibilities.

We have produced a short fact sheet to raise the awareness of the limited rights of property guardians so that current and potential guardians can make informed decisions.

Published 30 May 2018