Any kind of public area or a building that is privately owned but is nonetheless open to various forms of public access will inevitably face problems like disturbances and potentially even some forms of violent behavior at this current point in time. This is why security guards have become such a mainstay of such locations, with malls, religious buildings, law firms, hospitals and numerous other such institutions relying on these guards to provide them with an adequate amount of security without a shadow of a doubt.
As a result of the fact that this is the case, you might be wondering what the extent of the powers that a residential security team in London could have would actually be. Suffice it to say that a security guard is usually allowed to touch you if they have just cause. For example, if you are loitering in a place where you are not allowed to go, or if you are behaving in a way that violates the code of conduct of the building that you are in, a security guard is well within their rights to touch you for the purposes of evicting you from the premises or alternatively to conduct what is known as a citizen’s arrest.
That said, security guards can’t just randomly touch anyone and everyone without having a good enough justification for it. They need to prove that their reasons for touching someone were truly in line with what their job is supposed to entail. The fact that the vast majority of security guards are properly trained means that improper conduct on their part is rare to say the least if not entirely unheard of all in all.