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Squatters take over Southend charity shop

6 February 2017

Here is a recent article concerning the vulnerability of empty shops.

Squatting is prevalent throughout the UK and this example in Southend proves that squatters target vacant shop buildings as well as other commercial units. Regardless of whether or not the shop is a charitable institution or not this does not deter people from squatting.

See link here.

If you have an empty shop that needs protection please do not hesitate to contact Global Solutions on: 020 8370 0288 or info@gs-solutions.co.uk. We have several vacant property security solutions on offer to assist you whatever your circumstances.

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Success story of derelict property made good by local developer

6 February 2017

Here is a story about what can be done with vacant properties if developers have the appetite to invest time and money into bringing them back into use.

The developer in question spent £1.8m on one of the ‘worst buildings he has ever redeveloped’ but has brought a dilapidated east Hull building back to life as a hotel and restaurant.

Read the full story here.

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Global Solutions provided a fast, efficient, end-to-end SIA Security Guard service that was exemplary.

The SIA Security Guards provide full security to several commercial properties in our portfolio across the Borough. On top of this the grounds and internal areas of the buildings are well maintained and the reporting is regular and comprehensive, with the site returned to us clean, clear and on time. We would unreservedly recommend Global Solutions and continue to utilise their services on numerous vacant properties.

Asset Manager of Local Authority

Global Solutions were extremely supportive in their approach to assisting me secure my buildings with Caretakers.

They protected two large warehouse buildings in Hackney Wick and prevented squatters and travellers from accessing the site.

I cannot recommend Global Solutions highly enough and would be delighted to work with them again.

Director of Private Development Organisation

Global Solutions provided an extremely rapid and well-coordinated bailiff service to evict over 30 squatters from our Church property.

We were provided with a full briefing on the property prior to the eviction taking place. This included a full site survey, which scoped out the amount of squatters occupying the building, their movements, time patterns and access points. Once the plan was agreed Global Solutions moved quickly to coordinate locksmiths, bailiffs, a full maintenance team and local police in order to remove the squatters with minimal fuss.

We had previously used a different company and they failed to gain possession.

With Global Solutions everything was well-coordinated with military precision and we now have our Church property back under our control.

Reverend from religious organisation