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From guardians…to guardians: Top tips to make the most of your Dot Dot Dot guardianship

Our guardians share some of their top tips for other guardians new and old; this month they’re focused around getting the most for your money when furnishing your property, getting involved in the community, and settling into your new home. Money Savvy If there’s one thing our guardians are good at it’s finding a good… Read More

Spotlight on: Nargiz – raising awareness of trafficking, slavery and poverty

Nargiz, originally from Azerbaijan, lives in one of our Eltham properties, she has been living with Dot Dot Dot as a property guardian since September 2017. She was interested by the lower monthly costs of being a guardian, but was already an active volunteer so thought the opportunity to become a guardian with Dot Dot… Read More

4 April 2018 | News and Features

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 is now active – what does this mean?

With the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 coming into force in England this week, we explore the impact this will have on people in housing and local authorities. Homelessness presents complex problems for local authorities and housing providers – the needs of each individual vary greatly. Early intervention is critical and that is what the Homelessness… Read More

Dot Dot Dot does sharing

Last week we held our first viewing specifically for single people wanting to find someone to share a 2-bed flat with in High Barnet. With a good amount of interest and our Dot Dot Dot matchmaking skills, the session went really well with some of the viewers really hitting it off. But why would you… Read More

8 reasons why being a property guardian with Dot Dot Dot is for you

Read on to find out how being a Dot Dot Dot guardian could be right for you Live in cool buildings – from pubs, libraries, doctors surgeries, offices to flats and shared properties, we’ve got them all. All our properties are safe to live in and you get a blank canvas which you can make… Read More

First-timer property guardian

We visited one of our newest Dot Dot Dot communities in High Barnet and met one of our property guardians there. After braving the snow and cold, it was just a short walk from the tube station to our community in Barnet. It is Heba’s first time as a property guardian. After returning from travelling… Read More

5 March 2018 | Community, News and Features

Increasing the employability of young people in Barnet

Collaborating with VIY and The Pavilion Study Centre is our first community project on behalf of Barnet Homes Toward the end of 2017 we were awarded the contract by Barnet Homes to look after empty properties in the Dollis Valley and West Hendon estates. Part of our commitment to Barnet Homes was to have a… Read More

6 February 2018 | News and Features

Dot Dot Dot welcomes Sian Berry’s call to create a “level playing field” among property guardian companies by ensuring that all guardians receive good, safe homes

Dot Dot Dot welcomes the publication of the London Assembly’s report on the property guardian industry, and its work to examine how the industry is working for Londoners in need of homes, and property owners with empty buildings to manage. We have already publicly shared our submission to the report, and we took committee members on a tour of one our properties.

22 December 2017 | News and Features

Dot Dot Dot Office Christmas Hours

Dot Dot Dot will close its office on the bank holidays (25th, 26th of December and 1st January). On other weekdays, we will be open as normal (10am to 6pm). We will be operating with a skeleton staff until Wednesday 3rd January. Do call the office when we’re open if you have an urgent query…. Read More

A look back at 2017 – Focusing on quality and partnerships has helped us grow

Thanks very much to everyone who has helped to make 2017 such an exciting, enjoyable and successful year for Dot Dot Dot. We have grown geographically as well as in the variety and scale of our work, at the same time as pushing up quality, increasing our social impact and contributing to the debate on… Read More

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