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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

8 November 2017 | News and Features

The Law on Property Guardianship: Dot Dot Dot helps to publish white paper regarding safety

Property Guardian Providers Cooperate to Raise Standards Across the Industry A white paper published today sets out the legal and safety obligations for property guardian schemes. It has been issued jointly by seven leading UK property guardian companies to drive up standards, to inform stakeholders and to help safeguard the interests of both property owners… Read More

2 October 2017 | News and Features

London Assembly members visited a Dot Dot Dot property last week

As part of their research into the property guardian sector and its impact on London, the Housing Committee of the London Assembly were keen to visit a commercial property which has property guardians living in it. We were happy to welcome Sian Berry, Andrew Boff and Tom Copley to our old school in Croydon last… Read More

15 September 2017 | News and Features

Housing hundreds of brilliant people in Barnet

Dot Dot Dot is delighted to announce that we are starting work with Barnet Homes, which manages housing for the London Borough of Barnet, to place our brilliant property guardians into homes that would otherwise be empty in the Dollis Valley and West Hendon Estates. Barnet has ambitious plans for the regeneration of these estates,… Read More

28 July 2017 | News and Features

BBC Right on the Money: ‘a way to find a big property with a small price tag’

Check out BBC’s Right on The Money episode featuring our property guardians (17 minutes in) Denise Lewis and Dom Littlewood were shown around our property in Sheffield by two of our guardians Michael and Ieva who are housed there. With rising rental rates, they discuss how property guardianship eases the financial pressure for renters and enables… Read More

29 June 2017 | News and Features

Dot Dot Dot’s view on the role of property guardianship on the London housing market – our response to London Assembly’s research on the sector

At Dot Dot Dot, we are glad that the London Assembly’s Housing Committee is conducting research into the role the property guardian sector plays in the capital’s housing market. We hope that the committee’s report will reflect the potential property guardianship has to provide good, safe, inexpensive housing to people who are able to be… Read More

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