Dot Dot Dot in the press

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

July 2021

Smiley NewsAffordable Housing for ‘awesome people‘.

February 2020

BBC News – ‘The boss putting an end to empty homes‘.

October 2019

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

September 2019

London PostLocal Housing Project in Newham Refreshed Thanks to Volunteering Project.

Housing Management & Maintenance Dot Dot Dot’s unique approach to property guardianship.

UK Fundraising – Volunteering carried out by Dot Dot Dot guardians since Dot Dot Dot began in 2011.

April 2019

You and Yours – BBC Radio 4 – 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 and 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 Guardian‘How we live together: the property guardians’ – featuring Dot Dot Dot guardians, Charlotte and Keri.

October 2018

BBC Sunday Politics show –  interview with Katharine Hibbert and a Dot Dot Dot guardian, Eugene, about 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’ – features High Wycombe guardian Tim Callaway.


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