The Dot Dot Dot Story
Vacant properties can quickly attract attention and become an easy target for anti-social behaviour and squatters. At Dot Dot Dot, we offer an innovative solution by housing socially-minded individuals in empty properties who will proactively report any criminal activity or maintenance issues.
Our founder, Katharine Hibbert, was interviewed on BBC Business Live about England’s housing crisis and Dot Dot Dot’s approach to preventing buildings from lying empty, providing an affordable housing solution and supporting communities.
We hold regular meetings to discuss the feedback we receive from our guardian surveys. Following each meeting we post a blog to let you know what improvements we are making to our service. Here’s this month’s update.
At Dot Dot Dot Property, we believe in win-win-wins. That’s not necessarily a common world-view, especially when it comes to housing. Many instances point to a losing game: people priced out of the life that they want, expensive security solutions for vacant properties, empty buildings that gradually diminish the liveliness of neighborhoods… But we’re all… Read More
When was the last time you looked for a place to live? Given how the rental market is, probably not too long ago. But, when was the last time you looked for a place to love? Too rarely is housing about love. If you’re currently renting, then you almost certainly don’t feel like you’re getting… Read More
We think there’s nothing lonelier than an empty building draining vitality out of a neighborhood. It gradually deteriorates from weathering or intrusion; becomes a hotspot for rubbish and vermin; and creates a fire risk, either accidental or deliberate. It’s a headache for the owner of the building, and it’s a problem for those that live… Read More
Earlier this year Dot Dot Dot conducted a survey with our property owners to shed some light on what their top priorities are, and what impact they seek from property guardianship as means of a solution. Our survey revealed that one of the top priorities for property owners is the security of their buildings. They… Read More
We know it can be time consuming filling out lots of surveys, but we want you to know at Dot Dot Dot, we really appreciate the time you take to fill out these surveys and that we do take your feedback on board. We hold regular meetings every two months where we discuss our guardians’… Read More
We are really excited about working in our newest location in Manchester! We have taken on a former pub in Levenshulme and are looking forward to creating a great community of property guardians in such a vibrant city, bringing in more affordable housing and reducing empty properties in the area. Levenshulme is an up and coming… Read More
We had a few very exciting days last week at Dot Dot Dot! We were out and about filming our first set of professional marketing videos. We wanted to create these videos to introduce what we do to a general audience, as well as specific videos aimed at potential property guardians and owners of empty… Read More