House clearance Surrey specialists Jeffrey Avery & Associates advise on how to prevent squatters and squatting.
In our experience, there is often one thing that worries people: How to prevent illegal occupation of a property whilst it is unoccupied.
Squatters can quickly discover if a property is unoccupied and if you don’t check it then they can make it their home without you even knowing. So how can this be prevented.
Secure the Doors and Windows – Often a property is left in an insecure state when it has been cleared out and no one is living there, and sometimes you don’t know who else might have a key to the property. Following a house clearance we can arrange to have the doors and windows fitted with new locks to prevent anyone from getting easy access to the property, and this is one of the first things you should arrange.
Garden Maintenance – By keeping the garden tidy and in good order you can easily prevent squatters from becoming a problem. A garden is one of the first signs of neglect, and if a house is unoccupied you can often tell by how the garden looks. Keep it tidy by taking advantage of a simple tidying service that we can arrange, and reduce the risk of squatters, thieves and vandals. This is particularly useful for larger buildings such as factories which are not in use. Following a property clearance, we can arrange for on-site security which is the ultimate deterrent for anyone with an unhealthy interest in the property.
Pay for a professional service and you can almost guarantee squatters won’t be a problem.
Cut Off Supplies – Isolating the gas, water and electricity can be a deterrent in itself for would-be squatters. After all, they are less likely to move into a property where there is no water. However, you should hire professionals to do this for you, which is something else which we can arrange as well Surrey house clearance services.
Keep Your Property Safe from Squatters – Don’t take risks with your property, have it cleared by a professional Surrey house clearance firm. Let us take care of it so that, following your house clearance, you don’t have to worry about squatters or other problems such as vandalism or burglary from occurring and you can relax in the knowledge that your property has a much better chance of staying protected.
For confidential advice call Jeffrey Avery on 0800 567 7769