15 January 2021 | Uncategorised

The law has spoken – property guardianship and business rates

Until recently, the situation on business rates for buildings lived in by property guardians was clear – the buildings were exempt from the business rates which would normally be due on empty buildings, and liable for Council Tax instead.  The conclusion last month of a long-running court case has changed that.  This blog by our Founder Katharine Hibbert, explains the situation now, and gives Dot Dot Dot’s response.

15 January 2021 | News and features

Why is Dot Dot Dot a member of the Property Ombudsman scheme?

Dot Dot Dot is the only major property guardianship provider that is a member of the Property Ombudsman Scheme. Here, CEO Peter Brown explains why we chose to join a regulator and what it means for our clients and guardians.

15 January 2021 | Uncategorised

On the ground: Bringing guardianship to larger properties

In the second of our ‘On the ground’ series, our Director of Services, Mark Ackroyd, sets out how we handle the first stages of a guardianship contract in large or complex buildings.

13 January 2021 | Our clients

Working with Peabody for the future of Thamesmead

Since 2015, Dot Dot Dot have collaborated with Peabody to house property guardians in 120 properties in Thamesmead. We explore the ways in which Dot Dot Dot has worked with Peabody to bring economic and community development to the area.

So, who do you house?

We are often asked what type of person is suited to property guardianship. Dot Dot Dot CEO, Peter Brown, looks at the diversity of Dot Dot Dot property guardians and what sets them apart from other property guardians.

18 December 2020 | Our clients

On the ground: Guardianship that meets your needs

In the first of our ‘On the ground’ series, our Director of Services, Mark Ackroyd, takes us through the different approaches to property management across the lifetime of a guardian contract, and how we match contract responsibilities to our clients’ needs.

18 December 2020 | Spotlight on

Spotlight on: Tom – what it’s like to volunteer for Samaritans

“Volunteering for Samaritans is extremely rewarding. You sense you’ve made a difference at the most basic level – you have been there for someone.” Dot Dot Dot guardian, Tom, tells of his experience of volunteering with Samaritans.

2 December 2020 | News and features

Volunteering: Once you pop, you can’t stop

Our founder, Katharine, delves into the inspiring results of our recent guardian survey to find out more about how volunteering has impacted their lives, and how they will continue to volunteer for good causes once their guardianship ends.

13 November 2020 | News and features, Our clients

Lockdown 2: Business as Usual

As we all find our way through a second lockdown, understanding what it means for us personally as well as professionally. Read our Chief Executive, Peter Brown’s reflections about what we have learned as a business and how we are continuing to respond during Covid-19. 

13 November 2020 | Our clients

How working with Dot Dot Dot is helping This Land meet their CSR objectives

We are currently in partnership with This Land, a property developer in Cambridgeshire and the wider Innovation Corridor (connecting London to Cambridge). Read more on how we are working diligently with This Land to amplify and maximise the impact of our existing guardians and their volunteering.

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