Empty Property Security

Let us take care of your empty property

Dot Dot Dot’s approach to property guardians and protecting empty property

Dot Dot Dot is an award-winning social enterprise and a different kind of property guardian company. We have a solid track record in providing vacant property protection and achieve this through placing and managing excellent property guardians who are committed to the local area. We are the only property guardian company which turns empty buildings from a blight into a benefit to the local community.

Security & financial savings

We protect and save money for owners of commercial and residential vacant properties

Flexibility

We house people on temporary licences giving you the flexibility to take a property back with 30 days’ notice

Safety

Property guardians commit to reporting anti-social behaviour and issues with buildings to Dot Dot Dot

Social value

All our property guardians volunteer a minimum of 16 hours a month for a range of local and national causes

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Placemaking

Our property guardians create enthusiasm, new activities and positive stories through their work and volunteering


“Dot Dot Dot and their wonderful guardians enhance the properties they live in and keep secure for us… and have proved to be invaluable partners in achieving our aims.”
Andrea Baker, Director of Housing, Poplar HARCA

“Guardians have occupied vacant spaces while the estate undergoes a significant period of transition, helping reduce anti-social behaviour as well as providing friendly neighbours for remaining tenants.”
Gillian Dart, Thamesmead Regeneration Project Officer, Peabody


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We have a solid track record in a range of properties and communities

High Risk
Area

64 property guardians housed in a complex and high risk site in zone 1 reported over 50 cases of anti-social behaviour, enabling appropriate action to be taken and helping to keep the area safe for remaining residents

Local
Volunteering

Property guardians are helping secure empty properties and support the neighbourhood in a complex regeneration area in East London, including through the 906 hours of local volunteering achieved in a year

Business Rates Mitigation

The owner of an old doctor's surgery in South East London has saved over £3,300 a month on business rates by securing their empty property through property guardian occupation, creating a significant financial saving

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Living Alongside Residents

7 property guardians lived alongside older residents in a sheltered housing scheme, volunteering 236 hours in the first 3 months. Property guardians ran activities with residents including social events, IT sessions and gardening

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“Decanting any scheme is complex, however with Dot Dot Dot on board the day to day issues that usually arise were massively reduced. The team was fabulous, and really understood what we needed. A truly great organisation.”
Mark Lehay, Area Housing Manager, Thames Valley Housing

“The partnership that we have with Dot Dot Dot has been the most successful of any relationship we have had with a property guardian company. All of the Dot Dot Dot guardians that I have met over the last few years (and that has been a lot) have treated our buildings like their homes – that for me is the difference.”
Tracy Cullen, Chief Executive, CCHA


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The benefits of working with Dot Dot Dot

Financial:

Property guardians can save owners on business rates, council tax, utilities, repairs and maintenance costs, as well as being cheaper than alternative empty property security services

Building management:

Empty buildings are lived in and looked after, property guardians spot and report issues early, and Dot Dot Dot carefully manage properties to reduce the strain on your internal resources so that you can focus on the things that matter

Community:

Property guardians make friendly neighbours and increase footfall in the area, all while creating social value locally, and reducing and reporting anti-social behaviour


“Dot Dot Dot have been a pleasure to work with in terms of their approach and attitude. Once we made the decision to engage with them they produced a thorough mobilisation plan that was delivered against. Communication has been proactive and timely, which has helped to reassure us that our building is in safe hands.”
Martin Cooper, Finance Director, TCV

“Red Kite’s partnership with Dot Dot Dot has been an outstanding success. They’ve provided a first class personal service tailored to meet our requirements and share our commitment to delivering social value. We’ve saved over £120,000 in security costs.”
Donna Samson, Development Manager, Red Kite Community Housing



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We're a different type of property guardian company

The way we
do property
guardianship
benefits eveyone
involved in the process

We choose great property guardians and look after them well
Carefully chosen, well-managed property guardians look after buildings diligently
Inexpensive housing allow property guardians to volunteer more

We're a friendly and committed team

You will be assigned a Relationship Manager who will be your point of contact. They will manage your empty properties and the property guardians securing them.

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Great people managed carefully leads to the best possible outcome for property owners

That’s why we have one of the most thorough vetting procedures and attentive ongoing management processes in the sector - get in touch for more detail

We secure and manage properties across England

Old school living opportunity in Central Croydon CR0

37 Tamworth Road, Croydon, United Kingdom

Do you want to live in a big Victorian property without breaking the bank? Now’s your chance, with this beautiful old school in Croydon. We have a range of rooms to suit all budgets, with some very large bedrooms which will be perfect for couples or people looking to use their room as a studio too.

The property is spread over four floors and has a massive amount of space. The rooms have high ceilings and large windows and there are communal living rooms too.

It’s a great chance to build a community of friendly guardians within the building and to be part of our growing group of local property guardians – we house people nearby in West Croydon too. And if you work in central London, then it’s still convenient too. You can be in London Bridge within 25 minutes door-to-door.

Take our guardian quiz to apply for a space here.

Brilliant value modern flats, in Peckham Rye SE15

131 Peckham Rye, London SE15 3UL, UK

We’re taking on a large number of flats in Peckham, right next to Peckham Rye. We believe this represents some of the best value housing in a sought-after part of South London. We’re looking for great guardians keen to build a sense of community to move in.

The flats are recent builds and very appealing. Many have direct views over Peckham Rye and Peckham Rye Station is a short walk away. Prices will start from around £400 a month. Don’t miss out on this opportunity – apply now.

Live differently in an amazing West London building, in Notting Hill W2

20 Clanricarde Gardens, London W2 4NA, UK

We have an unprecedented opportunity to live in an amazing property in West London. The property is situated close to Notting Hill Gate, Hyde Park, Queensway and Bayswater, and we’re looking for community-minded guardians to move in.

This will represent comfortably the best value housing in West London. We will have studio flats on offer with amazing period features: fire places, high ceilings, huge windows and balconies. Bathroom facilities are shared between 2-3 people. Some of these Notting Hill flats will have white goods and ovens included. Prices will start from £300-£500 a month and there will be options for every budget!

We will be looking for guardians interested in volunteering on local projects related to the building and community around it.  Don’t miss this opportunity: apply now.

Build your community in East London, in Bow E3

Bow Road, London, United Kingdom

This is your chance to live differently and build your own community in East London. We’ve got spacious flats available now!

You’ll get lots of space and the opportunity to redecorate as you like. We’d encourage applications from creatives and artists in particular. Why? Because along with the flat you live in you could also have access to a separate studio for working and creating. This is an exciting opportunity to live, work, create and build community.

Prices start from £500 a month, including utilities but not council tax. If you’re interested in getting involved, apply now.

Affordable rooms in the heart of Cambridge CB2

Cambridge, UK

We have extremely well located rooms available in Cambridge.  This is a unique opportunity to live communally in the city centre! We have large rooms with shared bathroom facilities in an interesting residential building.

They are in the heart of the city, close to transport links, shopping and the University. Prices start from £350 per month, including all bills.

If you’d be interested in living in some of this affordable housing in Cambridge, please apply now.

Huge space, ideal for creatives, in Ponders End EN3

Ponders End, Enfield, United Kingdom

We have a very sizeable and quirky former commercial property in Enfield that would be ideal for creatives looking to take on more space. It’s situated in Ponders End in Enfield, a short walk from several London Overground stations including Edmonton. The property is also a short walk to Ponders End train station, from where there are regular trains to Liverpool Street. The price is £400 per month including electricity, water and Council Tax. This is great value for the amount of space you get!

If you’re interested in this property, apply now.

Beautiful 3 bedroom house, in High Wycombe HP13

High Wycombe HP13 7TS, United Kingdom

Most of our properties in High Wycombe are flats, but we also have a delightful 3 bedroom house in Central High Wycombe. This would be ideal for a couple, friends or those looking to share. Rooms here are from £220 upwards depending on who moves in. We think this represents some of the best value housing in Buckinghamshire.

The house is spread over two floors and has a huge lounge as well as a dining area. The bedrooms are spacious with lovely wooden floorboards. There’s parking on site and the rail station is a 5 minute drive.

In our properties in High Wycombe, you get tonnes of space, freedom to redecorate and access to a great community of guardians. But our properties in High Wycombe don’t stay empty for long, so take our guardian quiz today to apply if you would be interested in living here in future.

Large flats in great condition, in Bourne End SL8

Marlow Rd, Wooburn Green, Bourne End SL8 5TG, UK

We have a number of lovely flats in an idyllic semi-rural location in Bourne End. This is just outside of High Wycombe and well-connected to the surrounding area by road, bus and rail. Our properties in High Wycombe are all within a 20 minute drive.

Our flats here represent fantastic value, with prices starting at £282 per month excluding bills. All our flats in Bourne End have a huge amount of internal space. Shops and amenities are a short walk away and there’s also a delightful stretch of river close by.

If you’d be interested in being housed here in future, take our guardian quiz and apply now.

Brilliant value self-contained flats in Loudwater, HP10

29 Norwood Rd, Loudwater, High Wycombe HP10 9UU, UK

We have several one bedroom flats and studios in Loudwater, close to High Wycombe. These flats are in a building of 17 guardians and are some of the best value housing in the area.

They’re in a quiet, residential area but with excellent transport links and road access into High Wycombe and London.

Prices start at £282 per month excluding bills – amongst the cheapest property in Buckinghamshire! If you’re interested in being housed here in future, apply now.

Affordable East London flats, in Royal Victoria E16

25 Coolfin Rd, London E16, UK

We are housing guardians in some of the best value properties in East London. We have a number of very spacious 2-bedroom maisonettes. These properties are next door to the ExCel Centre, just a few minutes’ walk to Royal Victoria DLR or Prince Regent DLR, so less than 30 minutes to Stratford door to door.

These generously sized property guardianship flats in Newham are suitable for couples or individual guardians, each featuring a kitchen, huge living room and two large double bedrooms. The price includes Council Tax.

To apply for a property in Royal Victoria, take our guardian quiz.

A Regency Villa in Wisbech PE13

Horse Fair, Wisbech PE13 1AR, United Kingdom

Escape the city with this unique opportunity to live in a Regency Villa in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

There are spaces for five guardians in a large and unusual building, set within a magnificent garden. The bedrooms are in former offices. Bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared between guardians. The building is in a very central location in Wisbech and available for viewings now. This would be ideal for artists, creatives or anyone looking to live in a quirky space.

If you’re interested in living in this property, the next step is to take our guardian quiz.

Great value 4-bedroom house, in Crystal Palace SE19

114-118 Auckland Rd, London SE19, UK

We have two lovely 4 bedroom shared houses in Crystal Palace, with 2 rooms currently available. These would be ideal for a group of friends or individuals looking to live with like-minded people in a calm and leafy area of South London. The properties in Crystal Palace are spacious and a short walk from the Overground station. Local amenities, beautiful parks and facilities are a 2-3 minute walk away, and the house has a large garden of its own. The property is perfect for those looking for green space whilst maintaining quick and easy links into Central London.

If you’re interested in coming along to a viewing, apply now.

Spacious shared East London flats, in Canning Town E16

30 Tant Ave, London E16 1JF, UK

We have rooms available in several very spacious 2-bedroom maisonettes. We will house two guardians in each of these flats, so there is lots of room to go around.

All the properties are in a great location, close to Canning Town station, each featuring a kitchen, huge living room, two large double bedrooms, a shared studio/study and a balcony or garden. The price will include Council Tax.

To apply for a property in Canning Town, take our guardian quiz.

Amazing building for community living, in Sheffield S4

4 Carwood Rd, Sheffield S4 7SF, UK

We have a beautiful property in Sheffield S4, close to the city centre. We have massive rooms available, spread over 3 floors. We’re looking to build a community of property guardians in Sheffield and want you to be part of it.

It’s a chance to be part of something new and exciting, and great if you’re looking for more space. It’s also ideal for creatives looking for work/live space in Sheffield. A painters paradise or musicians mansion!

You’ll be able to redecorate however you like, and there’s plenty of communal space as well.

So get involved and be part of something big in Sheffield! Take our guardian quiz to apply, and we’ll let you know when more spaces become available.

Cute Bungalow, in Sevenoaks TN13

Sevenoaks TN13, United Kingdom

This property is a lovely bungalow in a quite street in Sevenoaks a short 20 minute walk from the train station. Although a bungalow, this property has ample space inside, housing one property guardian. It also has a spacious garden. If you’re potentially interested in living here in future, take our guardian quiz.

Amazing value studio flats, in Shoreham-by-Sea BN43

Station Approach, Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom

Join our community on the south coast in some of the best value housing in Shoreham-by-Sea. We’ve got a lovely bunch of property guardians in Shoreham, and there’ s now a chance to join them in future!

The property itself consists of cosy flats with their own toilet and kitchen, and shared shower facilities. It’s one of the most affordable housing options on the south coast, and only one minute walk from Shoreham-by-Sea train station.

So don’t miss out on this opportunity. Take our guardian quiz today.

 

Huge, homely shared house, in West Croydon CR0

Frederick Gardens, Croydon, United Kingdom

We’ve got a huge, homely shared property in West Croydon.

The property is spread over 3 floors and has a massive amount of space, including a beautiful garden which is great in all seasons. It’s in very good condition, many white goods and appliances are included, and there is also a lovely living area. A great chance to join our growing community of property guardians in Croydon.

This is a shared space, so you’d be joining a great group of people in making it an amazing home. Take our guardian quiz to apply for a space here.

 

Great value West London flats, in Ealing W7

Ealing, London, United Kingdom

We have a growing community in Ealing. We have several properties in this area, which is a short bus ride to Ealing Broadway. There’s a mix of one and two bedroom properties, but all are currently full.

If you’d be interested in living here in future, take our guardian quiz.

Great value East London flats, in Poplar E14

Poplar, London, United Kingdom

Poplar is one of Dot Dot Dot’s longest standing areas. We have had guardians here in various good value properties since 2014. We are currently offering guardianships in a variety of 2 and 3 bedroom flats and maisonettes. This is some of the city’s best value housing in a vibrant area of East London.

The properties are spacious and close to DLR stations meaning quick access to Bank, Canary Wharf, Stratford and South East London. Currently we have properties available close to Langdon Park, Bromley-by-Bow, Chrisp Street Market and Mile End.

If you’d like this opportunity to live affordably in East London then please apply now.

Live differently in South London, in Eltham SE9

Eltham, London SE9, United Kingdom

We have a community of 9 guardians living in an interesting and quirky shared property in Eltham already. This is some of the most affordable housing in South London and more rooms are available now. These rooms in Eltham are a short journey from Goldsmith’s, New Cross, Peckham and Lewisham.  If you’re interested in joining them, take our guardian quiz now.

Welcoming house share in great condition, in Morden SM4

Morden, SM4

We have a community of guardians living in a homely 8 bedroom shared property in Morden. The kitchen and communal lounge are delightfully furnished and it has a spacious garden.

Rooms here don’t stay empty long! If you’re interested in living in this property in Morden, take our guardian quiz.

Some of London’s best value housing in Abbey Wood SE2

Abbey Wood, London SE2, United Kingdom

Dot Dot Dot guardians have been living in Abbey Wood since 2014. With over 60 individuals occupying spaces locally, we are searching for more great guardians to join this already thriving community.

We currently have a 2-bed terraced house with a large garden for £325 per guardian. This would be great for friends to share looking for more space. We also have 1-bed large flats with balcony great for individuals and couples for the same price.

There is significant space in these flats, with extra rooms perfect as art studios. The monthly fee does not include utilities or council tax.

Please register your interest and take our guardian quiz.

Affordable flats with lots of space, in High Wycombe HP12 & HP13

High Wycombe, United Kingdom

We have great value properties in the Cressex and Castlefield areas of High Wycombe. The majority of these are one or two bedroom flats that represent incredible value for the area.

We currently have amazing one and two bedroom flats in Cressex – some of the most affordable housing in the region! These flats are £200-£250 per month excluding bills and have loads of living and bedroom space, as well as a modern kitchen.

If desired, a white goods and paint package can be provided at an agreed rate.

In our properties around High Wycombe, you get tonnes of space, freedom to redecorate and access to a great community of guardians. But our properties in High Wycombe don’t stay empty for along, so take our guardian quiz today to apply.

 

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