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

“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.”
Donna Samson, Development Manager, Red Kite Community Housing


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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

“Having you all here is a brilliant idea. It livens everything up. My brain is still working [and] needs stimulation and a bit of novelty, which you guys provide.”
Older resident, in a letter to guardians


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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


“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

“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'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.

Hear from some of our clients about their experience of working with us

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

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.

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 45 individuals occupying spaces locally, we are searching for more great guardians to join the already thriving community. Prices start from £216 pcm excluding bills, so we believe this is some of the best value housing in London.

We have a selection of 2 and 4 bedroom maisonettes suitable for individuals open to sharing with one to three other guardians. Some of our newest properties have multiple spaces, so groups of friends could move in together. We also have a handful of 1-bed flats.

There is significant space in these flats, with extra rooms perfect as art studios. Rooms in these properties range from £216 pcm to £390 pcm, not including utilities or council tax, depending on how many people are sharing.

Please register your interest and take our guardian quiz.

Great value 4-bedroom house, in Crystal Palace SE19

114-118 Auckland Rd, London SE19, UK

We’ve got 3 rooms remaining in a lovely 4 bedroom shared house in Crystal Palace. 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.

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 from late January. 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.

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

High Wycombe, United Kingdom

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

Currently we have amazing value one and two bedroom flats in Cressex – some of the most affordable housing in the region! These flats are £300 per month excluding bills and have loads of living and bedroom space, as well as a modern kitchen.

In our properties near 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.

 

Beautiful 3 bedroom house, in High Wycombe HP13

High Wycombe HP13 7TS, United Kingdom

Most of our properties in High Wycombe are flats, but currently available we 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.

Huge, homely shared house, in West Croydon CR0

Frederick Gardens, Croydon, United Kingdom

We’ve got a huge, homely shared property in West Croydon and we’re looking for an awesome property guardian to move in.

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’ll be joining a great group of people in making it an amazing home. Take our guardian quiz to apply.

 

Room in a large shared flat, 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 might be the 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.

 

Spacious shared East London flats, in Canning Town E16

30 Tant Ave, London E16 1JF, UK

We have rooms available in several very spacious 3-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.

Live in a listed building, in Central Croydon CR0

High Street, Croydon, United Kingdom

We’ve got a great value all inclusive property in Central Croydon, CR0. We have three flats, but only one with any spaces left! Each flat consists of a kitchen/dining room, living room, 4 good sized bedrooms, toilet, bathroom and shower room. You’d be living among our growing community of property guardians in Croydon.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in property guardianship in South London. The property is very close to East and West Croydon stations. This property is right on the high street and in a beautiful Grade-II listed building.

Interested? Take our guardian quiz to apply.

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.

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.

Large shared property, in South Croydon CR2

12 Whitmead Cl, South Croydon CR2 7AS, UK

We’re taking on a 4 bedroom property in South Croydon. This would be ideal for friends or people looking to live with like-minded people in an interesting area of South London. This great value housing in Croydon is close to South Croydon station and you’d be able to decorate to make the space your own.

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

Amazing building for community living, in Sheffield S4

4 Carwood Rd, Sheffield S4 7SF, UK

We have on 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.

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.

Wallington, SM6

Wallington SM6, United Kingdom

We have a number of self-contained studio flats available in a light and spacious property, 10 minutes’ walk from Wallington train station. The studios each consist of a kitchen, bathroom and generous living and bedroom space and are conveniently located close to a number of bus routes.

These studios offer great value for money, with plenty of space to yourself for a lower price than is average for the area. Whilst you have your own space, you are also joining a growing community of friendly and like-minded guardians in Wallington.

The property has ample parking available for guardians and is situated in a calm neighbourhood, with lots of green spaces nearby.

Spacious South London flat, in Upper Norwood SE19

Grangewood Park, London, United Kingdom

We have one guardian living in an airy, spacious and well-located flat near Norwood Junction. The property has a huge garden to the rear, as well as a large lounge and bedroom. If you’re interested in the living in one of the best value properties in South London in the future, take our guardian quiz.

Wallington, SM6

Wallington SM6, United Kingdom

We have a community of brilliant guardians living in a variety of self contained 1 bedroom flats and rooms in a beautiful shared period property in leafy Wallington. The area is quiet and residential with a great choice of transport links.

Cambridge CB4

Cambridge CB4, United Kingdom

We have a few houses with two double bedrooms in each. These would be perfect for couples or guardians looking to share.

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. If you’re interested in living in this property in future, take our guardian quiz.

Great value West London flat, in Ealing W7

Ealing, London, United Kingdom

Join our growing community in Ealing by becoming a guardian in this fantastic 2 bed maisonette. It has two large bedrooms, bathroom and a large Kitchen and separate living room. This property is a short bus ride to Ealing Broadway.

We also have guardians living in 1 bed flats in the same area. These properties are all currently occupied.

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

Variety of low-cost flats, in Poplar E14

Poplar, London, United Kingdom

We have previously housed a large community of guardians in great value flats in Poplar. We continue to house guardians in several flats in the area.

If you’d be interested in being housed here in future, apply now.

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