Vacant Scottish properties are frequently and commonly targets of criminal activity, including vandalism, fly-tipping and squatting. Furthermore, the value of some of the remaining materials such as tiling or valuable copper pipes and other metalwork attracts the attention of thieves. When such incidents occur, the stress to the owner or the management can be significant.
Properties left vacant are susceptible to deterioration at a far greater rate compared to those that are occupied, which is why it is vitally important to ensure that expert vacant property security is employed. This should include the clearing and cleaning of the property, utility isolation, security both internally and externally and regular property inspections. By taking such precautions, you will ensure that you are complying with your insurance obligations and maintaining the value of your property asset.