Vacant Property Services

Operating throughout England, Scotland and Wales, we provide a range of property services that save time and hassle, primarily in relation to vacant properties, including property inspections, insurance compliance, open and lock up and keyholding services.

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The fabric of a vacant property deteriorates far quicker than an occupied premises – so vacant property protection in the form of clear-and-clean, utility drain down/isolation and regular property inspections is essential to ensure insurance compliance and maintaining the value of the asset.

Clearway provides a full range of services designed to prevent property damage and deterioration, preserving the condition of your property. We provide empty property services to a number of clients such as government organisations, estate agencies, housing associations and retail businesses.

Our range of vacant property services are supplemented by our environmental services which include clearance, cleaning and control of pests and invasive plants.

Vacant Property Security

Unoccupied Property Insurance Compliance

Significant evidence exists to confirm that the likelihood of damage to, or injury from an empty property is very high even if the property is only temporarily vacant, such as it would be prior to sale or refurbishment.

In the UK alone there are around 9000 fires each year in empty buildings. In addition, property is damaged, contents or fixtures are stolen and the properties or land are victim to vandalism, fly tipping and illegal occupation by squatters or travellers.

Water damage is a further concern particularly where maintenance and repairs are inadequate. Clearway’s suite of fully insurance compliant products and services are designed to mitigate any risks and retain the full value of your assets.

Open/lock up service

Our reliable open/lock up service ensures your staff have guaranteed access to your building at the required and specified time. Utilising the Clearway open/lock up service also guarantees your property is completely secure at the specified times.

Following the closure of sites, your Clearway staff member will check all of your staff have left the building and that your building or site is secure prior to setting the alarm system. Our open/lock up service is the perfect solution for organisations with multiple properties.

Keyholding Services

Security breaches can happen during the early hours of the morning or late at night, and you simply may not have the personnel in place to be able to respond to these threats around the clock.

Managing the response to any alarm activation poses significant cost, and time pressure, as well as safety considerations, should the alarm be triggered by an intruder.

Many alarm activations prove to be false or non-critical. Reasons include power surges, insects, and sensor errors – however, every activation must be treated as an intrusion to protect your premises and assets.

Property Inspections

Continuous on site security is not required for every site or premise. Regular property inspections provide advanced warning of any vulnerabilities before significant issues arise. A full report will assist the property owner in complying with relevant insurance requirements. We provide this service as part of our void or vacant property security solutions and each solution is tailored to your own requirements.

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Vacant Property Cleaning/Clearance

Empty, void or vacant property cleaning is of paramount importance when tenants have moved-on, been evicted or have passed away as there can be a significant amount of rubbish or hazardous material present, leaving it uninhabitable and unusable. It’s important that the site is attended by a professional empty property cleaning specialist, especially in the presence of dangerous substances, drug paraphernalia or even human remains which can pose a significant health threat.

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Frequently asked questions

Since 1991 Clearway’s highly trained operatives have provided a specialist sharps/bio-hazard removal (e.g. needles, glass pipes, metal/foil, tubes etc.), working with property managers, housing associations and Local Authorities as well as being the official Metropolitan Police Crime Scene and Trauma clean-up partner since 2009.

Clearway are Licensed by the Environment Agency and make sure all disposals are carried out in the right way environmentally, all disposal receipts are kept/reported as part of our transparent process.

We can assist by providing a retail lock change service.

We provide a number of vacant property services for residential and commercial buildings, including clearance, cleaning and control of pests and invasive plants. Working direct with property managers, landlords, estate agents, local authorities and some of the largest hotel and leisure groups and housing associations in the UK.

Contact our security experts now to discuss your security requirements and get a quote from us.

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