The legal structure is straightforward. The owner of the building signs an Authorisation Agreement that authorises Ad Hoc to grant a Licence to Occupy a unit to the Property Guardian.

This differs from a typical short hold tenancy because the guardian and Ad hoc can terminate the agreement with 28 days’ notice. Although we are still required to work within the legislation laid out in the Protection from Eviction Act 1977, no tenancy rights are granted to either Ad Hoc or the Guardian.

Our contracts

  • No tenancy rights conferred
  • Contract can be terminated on 31 days’ notice
  • Independently validated
  • Transparent and concise agreements

With only 31 days’ notice necessary you can have your vacant building back in the same condition in which you entrusted it to us.  No tenancy rights are conferred to our Guardians.


Ad Hoc’s Property Guardian service is designed to save you money while maximising the security of your vacant residential or commercial property.

You could save:

  • 100% of your business rates
  • 80% of the cost of static security guard services
  • Up to 50% of the cost of boarding up the property