Homesitters provides live-in homesitters to look after fully furnished homes while the owners are away. They safeguard possessions and valuables, and often care for domestic pets, poultry, farm livestock and gardens too, in line with a detailed brief provided by the client.
Unlike some firms, Homesitters is not an agency. Our homesitters are our employees, under our direction and bound by our Terms of Employment while in your home. We keep our homesitters up-to-date with advice and current topics so that they can provide the best possible service for our clients and their pets.
Whatever your requirements, we always provide a homesitter who is fully qualified for the task at hand – with an extensive network of mature, responsible employees across England, Wales and Scotland, we can offer a diverse range of skills and experience to meet our clients’ specific needs.
The presence of our homesitters deters burglars, squatters and vandals, maintaining unrestricted insurance cover and potentially securing reduced premiums. They also guard against weather or water damage and ensure your home is aired and kept in good order, ready to welcome you home at the end of your trip.
Homesitters always carry out their responsibilities in accordance with your instructions. They will be discreet at all times, and fully respect confidentiality. They will not leave your home unoccupied for any period exceeding three consecutive hours during daylight or one hour after dark. Where 24-hour cover is required we can arrange a couple, so that the property is never left unattended.
We have a 24/7 backup telephone service in the unlikely event of a homesitter falling ill. If they need to leave for any reason, a replacement homesitter matching your requirements can be swiftly organised.