Ad Hoc offers people affordable housing through its Property Guardian model. There are thousands of empty properties in the UK, including flats, houses, churches, libraries and offices to name a few. Many are in places where it is usually very expensive to live, such as town centres and within beautiful countryside.


These properties may be empty for many reasons – waiting to be sold, or for planning permission, or while the owners are overseas. Ad Hoc brings these properties back into use, helping both the property owner and people looking for low-cost accommodation. You get a great place to live and provide a service to the community simply by living there, which keeps the building alive and cared for.


Contract lengths vary, depending on the property. When a Guardian’s contract comes to an end, Ad Hoc will try its best to find new accommodation.


Overall, Ad Hoc offers a Property Guardian a choice of properties and locations across the UK. These are usually low cost – from £35 per week including bills – and on flexible short-term contracts. Finally, it is an opportunity for Property Guardians to meet new people with similar backgrounds.