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16 March 2021 | Uncategorised

Creating social impact with London Borough of Newham and Civic in east London

Our mission to create social impact in the communities in which we work has given us the opportunity to partner with London Borough of Newham and Civic to repurpose empty spaces for community use.

12 March 2021 | Uncategorised

When is a social enterprise like a submarine?

Think being a social enterprise can’t possibly have anything to do with submarines? Think again. Our founder, Katharine Hibbert, explores the parallels between our decision-making process and that of sailors operating 500m underwater.

26 February 2021 | Spotlight on

Life as a Dot Dot Dot guardian: Mahmoud, Oxford

Our Oxford guardian, Mahmoud, explores how he has been volunteering to support his community by offering free meals to people who’ve suffered financially due to the pandemic

19 February 2021 | Uncategorised

When “security” isn’t actually that secure

When met with myriad options, choosing the right security option for an empty asset can be a difficult task. Dot Dot Dot Chief Executive, Peter Brown, discusses how securing your building with property guardians provides an effective and flexible solution.

17 February 2021 | Uncategorised

Pricing people in, not out

For people who rent their homes, finding a nice place in a convenient location for a price you can afford has been a challenge in the UK for a long time.  This issue was a key reason why Dot Dot Dot was launched in 2011, and the situation has become worse over the past ten years. Dot Dot Dot Founder, Kath, takes a look at how Dot Dot Dot offers an alternative solution.

11 February 2021 | Uncategorised

Tailoring a management plan with A2 Dominion in Oxford

Since July 2019, we have worked with A2 Dominion to develop a meanwhile management plan while they prepare to develop the Gibbs Crescent estate in Oxford. We take a look at how we tailor our service to suit our clients’ individual needs in this month’s case study.

29 January 2021 | Spotlight on

Life as a Dot Dot Dot property guardian: Tom, east London

Dot Dot Dot guardian, Tom, explores how guardianship has given him the freedom to pursue his goals, develop skills he didn’t know he had and live in an area of London he loves.

22 January 2021 | Uncategorised

Be the change – how Dot Dot Dot’s model helps people going through transitions

Change is always hard, whether it’s change you chose yourself or change you didn’t want but have to deal with anyway. One of the main ways that we help guardians through periods of transition is by providing well-managed homes, costing a fraction of local market rents. Here, our Founder Katharine Hibbert, explores what this has meant for our current guardians, and how our model has helped them to progress and succeed in their goals.

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.

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