Your house could be a target for squatters. Protect your home with live-in home sitters if your house is empty for a long period. Contact Homesitters.
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Protect your vacant home with live-in home sitters. Ensure your property is protected if your home is going through probate or is empty for a long period.
Homesitters will ensure that a property doesn't become a target for burglars and is protected during probate period which could last between 6 - 9 months.
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The most important advice is to always use a reputable company who interviews and vets their housesitters. Many online agencies don’t have these processes and so the onus is on the home owner to make the necessary background checks. away.
These long sits are usually when a property is going through probate, renovations, construction work and/or changes of ownership, just like in John’s situation, they want to make sure the property stays safe and secure, and squatters don't move in.
Only 22% of burglaries happen when someone is there – so when you go away for one or two weeks your home is at its most vulnerable.
Many online agencies won’t find you an alternative sitter if the one booked can’t make an assignment for whatever reason, leaving you to either frantically try and find a replacement, or in the worst case scenario cancel your holiday.
Trusting your home and your pets to someone to look after is a big step, and selecting the right company to work with is vital. You need to know the sitters are professional, reliable and trustworthy, but what else should you consider?
A recent article came to our attention and we wanted to highlight the risks when employing a home and/or pet sitter that hasn’t been fully vetted.