News and Features

26 October 2018 | News and Features

Clarifying the law on Property Guardianship

There is a common misconception that guardians living in buildings which would otherwise be empty have fewer health and safety rights than if they were renting privately. In fact, guardians have the same rights to a safe home as tenants have, and can enforce those rights by the same routes.

26 October 2018 | News and Features

Sunday Politics

BBC Sunday Politics London recently interviewed our founder, Katharine Hibbert, and Dot Dot Dot guardian, Eugene, as part of a report on the number of buildings lying empty in London, and some of the ways different organisations are putting temporarily vacant spaces to good use.

Employability of young people

Building Britain

Earlier this year we partnered with Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) to increase the employability of young people in Barnet. Channel 4 presenter Guy Martin has taken up the mission of encouraging more young people to learn vocational trade and building skills as part of his new show – Guy Martin’s Big Build. He recently went out to meet and work alongside young people at VIY projects across the country, and has produced two 10-minute films about his experiences.

18 October 2018 | News and Features

The Insider Info on Cambridge

Cambridge boasts a long, rich history, incredible buildings and interesting sights, plus lots of new places popping up all over the city. We’ve done some digging to help you avoid the tourist hotspots and hang out where the locals go.

17 October 2018 | News and Features

We commend the House of Lords for its reasoned engagement with the property guardian sector

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb triggered a debate on property guardians on 15th October. There was cross-party acknowledgment that, done well, property guardianship is a positive force in the housing sector. Dot Dot Dot was the only property guardian company mentioned by name during the debate, cited as an example of good practice and the sector’s potential to make a difference.

5 ethical ways to decorate your property

On October 13th we’re celebrating Social Saturday, a nationwide day promoting social enterprises – businesses that trade to bring about positive social change. We’ve put together a list of our favourite social enterprises that could help you add your own unique touch to your property, and also help you reduce your impact on the planet.

10 October 2018 | News and Features

Equality through business #SocialSaturday2018

October 13th is Social Saturday – the nationwide day to celebrate and buy from social enterprises, businesses which trade to bring about positive social change.

26 September 2018 | News and Features

Becoming a Property Guardian: What you should ask before you sign a licence agreement

Here are some of the key questions to ask before you sign up to become a property guardian, including extra charges, deposits and moving on.

Providing property peace of mind

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.

Spotlight on: Carl – Festive Fundraising in September

Our High Barnet guardian, Carl, leads a double life as Santa! And he needs your help!

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