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28 February 2017 | News and features

Dot Dot Dot’s reaction to Bristol property guardian court case judgment

On 24th February at Bristol County Court a property guardian company lost a case against one of its guardians. Our view is that this case highlights poor practice by others in the industry, but has no immediate implications for our approach, or the viability of the property guardian approach in principle. We pride ourselves on… Read More

6 January 2017 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

Spotlight on: Arran – Crisis at Christmas

Affordable Housing | Dot Dot Dot

This blog was written by Arran, a guardian currently living in Canning Town. Spotlight on: Arran I spent seven days between 23-30 December volunteering at a rough sleepers centre in Hackney. Crisis is a charity that supports homeless people and makes a big effort at Christmas to make sure no one has to be alone… Read More

23 December 2016 | News and features

Seasons Greetings! We’ll be away from the 24th December until the 3rd January.

Christmas | Housing | Dot Dot Dot

Seasons greetings to all! We’ll be away over the Christmas period from the 24th December until the 3rd January. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply to be a guardian, or get in contact about an empty building if you’re a property owner. Or, if you’ve got any general queries, feel free to send an email… Read More

22 December 2016 | Guardian stories, Volunteering

Spotlight on: Simon – Volunteering with Running!

This blog was written by Simon, a guardian currently living in Eltham and doing lots of running related volunteering. Spotlight on: Simon I am approaching my first year as a property guardian with Dot Dot Dot, and I have really enjoyed being able to enhance my volunteering work for running events and local groups. These… Read More

15 December 2016 | News and features

Our Awards and Recognition in 2016 – Thank You

Recognition | Dot Dot Dot | Housing

      The last few months have been really exciting for Dot Dot Dot as the hardwork and determination of our team, our guardians and our property owners have been recognized at a number of prestigious annual awards ceremonies. And we’d like to extend a very big thank you to each and every one… Read More

15 December 2016 | The Dot Dot Dot story

Dot Dot Dot: growing across the board in 2016

Thank you to everyone who has been part of this journey. We are looking forward to 2017 as we continue to create mutual benefits for property guardians, property owners and neighbouring communities.  

13 December 2016 | The Dot Dot Dot story

Dot Dot Dot: Solving the needs of three distinct groups – for the benefit of all

Dot Dot Dot | Rebrand | Cheap Rent

As a social enterprise, we are unique in the property guardian sector: we are a business with a big idea at our heart. We work to solve the needs of three distinct groups, for the benefit of all. In our fifth year of proving there is a different way to secure empty buildings, we have spent… Read More

5 December 2016 | News and features

We’ve won a Security & Fire Excellence Award for the 3rd time!

Cheap Rent | Fire Safety | Security

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve won a Security & Fire Excellence Award for the 3rd year in a row. As in previous years, we won the category for Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year. We believe this is down to our innovative and socially-minded approach to securing buildings that would otherwise be empty…. Read More

25 November 2016 | News and features

The Big Picture

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) are celebrating 100 years by launching an exciting competition. The Big Picture is a photography competition designed to illustrate the real value of housing. They are inviting housing staff and housing residents (including property guardians) to submit a photograph they think sums up the real value of housing. We… Read More

18 November 2016 | The Dot Dot Dot story

We’re publishing the quality standards we work to when housing guardians

    At Dot Dot Dot, we believe that consistency, predictability and transparency are key to providing an excellent property guardian service. We are therefore today publishing the standards we work to when providing housing to guardians. We hope that this information will allow would-be guardians to be sure that joining Dot Dot Dot is… Read More

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