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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.
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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.
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.
Most insurers won’t cover a property if it is left unoccupied for 30 days or more, and although there is no set turn around for probate, it can take up to nine months to be granted – a long time for a property to remain empty.
Police and insurers often recommend that someone moves into a deceased’s home before the funeral takes place and stays whilst probate is granted.
When my mother died, my sister and I had to decide either to empty the house and sell it or keep it going and maybe extend and develop it before we sold it. We didn’t want to rush our decision.