Press

Our innovative property guardian model has been featured across several media outlets including Cosmopolitan, BBC London, Financial Times, Daily Mail, Inside Housing, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, BBC Radio One and Sky News.

October 2019

Housing Management & Maintenance – ‘Meanwhile is worthwhile on regeneration projects’ – opinion piece by Dot Dot Dot founder, Katharine Hibbert

September 2019

London Post – Local Housing Project in Newham Refreshed Thanks to Volunteering Project

Housing Management & Maintenance cover Dot Dot Dot’s unique approach to property guardianship including quotes from property owners

UK Fundraising covers the volunteering that has been carried out by Dot Dot Dot guardians since Dot Dot Dot began in 2011

April 2019

You and Yours – BBC Radio 4 – interview with Dot Dot Dot founder, Katharine Hibbert, on the benefits of property guardianship and our approach to providing safe, well-managed homes

Pioneers Post – ‘I’d create beautiful, well-managed, affordable homes for everyone’ – interview with Dot Dot Dot Founder, Katharine Hibbert, as one of the hundred most influential & inspiring women in social enterprise

March 2019

Hackney Post – ‘Hackney residents are finding cheaper and creative ways to live’ – features Dot Dot Dot guardian, David

February 2019

The Observer – ‘How sky-high rents forced people into imaginative alternatives’ – features Dot Dot Dot guardian, Carl

January 2019

The Oxford Mail – ‘Dot Dot Dot affordable rent scheme coming to Oxford soon’

The Guardian – ‘How we live together: the property guardians’ – featuring Dot Dot Dot guardians, Charlotte and Keri

October 2018

BBC Sunday Politics show –  interviewed Katharine Hibbert and a Dot Dot Dot guardian, Eugene, for a segment on meanwhile use of empty buildings in London

September 2018

The Telegraph online – ‘Property guardianship isn’t just for skint millennials: older people are doing it too’ – it covers Tim’s experience as a High Wycombe guardian including quotes from Katharine Hibbert

August 2018

BBC Business Live – Interview with Katharine Hibbert on The Inside Track

July 2018

Hackney Gazette – covered a story on Dot Dot Dot guardian, Emma, and her volunteering at a local organisation Akwaaba

May 2018

Forbes – ‘One Option For Renters Amid London’s Housing Crunch: Living In An Abandoned Warehouse’ – quote from Katharine Hibbert

March 2018

BBC Radio London – Interview with Katharine Hibbert on the Vanessa Feltz show, covering getting empty buildings into use to mitigate the housing crisis

February 2018

Timeout London – ‘Guarding the Guardians’ – positive report on property guardianship including Dot Dot Dot

The Guardian online – ‘Property guardianship firms are a force for good’ – our response to the GLA report from 6th February

December 2017 

U +I’s Matters Magazine – In the CommunityMATTERS issue, a quote from Katharine Hibbert is highlighted as part of the article ‘What does community mean to you?’

July 2017

BBC Right on the Money – segment on Dot Dot Dot as ‘a way to find a big property with a small price tag’ (from 17 minutes)

Positive News – Dot Dot Dot included in list of five projects ‘Aiming to make renting fairer and more affordable’

June 2017

Campaign Magazine – Interview with Katharine Hibbert regarding the Cosmopolitan project. ‘Why we’re loving…’

May 2017

Cosmopolitan Magazine – Dot Dot Dot and the Cosmo readers we are housing as property guardians are the focus of a feature in the June edition of Cosmopolitan UK. ‘Can cheaper rent really change your life?’

Financial Times – Dot Dot Dot included in FT article exploring millenials and housing. ‘London employers help millenials live near the office’

This Week in FM – Spotlight on the Cosmo project in the weekly news service for Facilities professionals. ‘Cosmo guardians take vacant options’

April 2017

BBC London News – Asad Ahmad visited the Clapham property where we are housing Cosmo readers as guardians. Watch the news clip now

BBC Radio 5Live – Our founder, Katharine Hibbert, was interviewed alongside one of our Cosmo guardians Nicola. ‘5Live In ShortIs this the future of social housing?’

Inside Housing – Our Chief Executive, Peter Brown, was interviewed as part of a feature exploring the property guardian sector. ‘The future of property guardians’

June 2016

Cosmopolitan Magazine – We’ve teamed up with Cosmopolitan in their #Cosmohomemade campaign: ‘Want to live more cheaply’

May 2016

Moneywise – ‘The ins and outs of being a property guardian’

January 2016

Daily Mail – The reality of being a property guardian’

March 2015

The Telegraph – ‘Making an empty house a home’

January 2015

Time Out – ‘Guard Somewhere’ 

November 2014

The Evening Standard – Social enterprise the future of business’ 

September 2014

The Guardian – ‘Men overtake women as volunteer numbers return to highest in decade’

East End Life – ‘Point of Light Award for outstanding Poplar volunteer’


August 2014

East End Life – ‘Poplar Volunteer’s Top Prize’

East London Advertiser – ‘Volunteer saluted for community role’


June 2014

The Guardian – ‘Cheap rents in return for building community spirit’

Positive News UK – ‘UK Housing Crisis’

East London Advertiser – Guardian Stories


April 2014

The Guardian – ‘Cheap rents in return for building community spirit’


March 2014 


Co-operative News – ‘Britain’s housing crisis needs to be tackled by social firms’


January 2014

The Guardian – ‘Want cheap rent while volunteering? Become a property guardian’


November 2013

Third Sector – ‘Four projects get follow-up funding from Innovation in Giving Fund’