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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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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/tran.12162

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Ferreri, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
AC GEOGRAPHY
Oxford college:
CHRIST CHURCH
University of Nottingham More from this funder
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers Journal website
Volume:
42
Issue:
2
Pages:
246-259
Publication date:
2016-11-30
Acceptance date:
2016-10-03
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ISSN:
0020-2754
Pubs id:
pubs:829427
URN:
uri:61949716-8bee-4534-a752-a6c5f123f621
UUID:
uuid:61949716-8bee-4534-a752-a6c5f123f621
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pubs:829427

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