How we live together: the property guardians
‘It won’t last for ever but it feels like home’
I’m a master’s student trying to avoid London’s extortionate rents, so property guardianship – a scheme that means you occupy a home and keep it in good condition and free of squatters – is perfect. You trade the security of a tenancy for cheap rent, and must do 16 hours of volunteering a month. I enjoy mentoring at a nearby school; my flatmate Keri gardens at a local graveyard.