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Living precariously: property guardianship and the flexible city

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In this paper we examine the precarious everyday geographies of property guardianship in the United Kingdom. Temporary property guardianship is a relatively new form of insecure urban dwelling existing in the grey area between informal occupation, the security industry and housing. Young individuals, usually in precarious employment, apply to intermediary companies to become temporary ‘guardians’ in metropolitan centres, most notably in London. The scheme allows guardians to pay below market ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/tran.12162

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Oxford college:
Christ Church
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley
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Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers More from this journal
Volume:
42
Issue:
2
Pages:
246-259
Publication date:
2016-11-30
Acceptance date:
2016-10-03
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ISSN:
0020-2754
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pubs:829427
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uuid:61949716-8bee-4534-a752-a6c5f123f621
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pubs:829427
Source identifiers:
829427
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2018-04-04

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