News and Features

19 July 2018 | News and Features

The low-down on High Barnet

Find out more about what’s going on in High Barnet – cool places to eat and visit, and some great volunteering programmes to get involved with. There’s more info about the Barnet properties we have available here. The Area If you’re excited by the idea of bringing a neighbourhood to life, our spacious 1-bed and 2-bed… Read More

A housing solution where everyone wins

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

Find a place to live love with Dot Dot Dot

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

The best way to keep a building secure? Keep it full of life

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

Spotlight on: Tom – The Big Lunch

Hear from Tom, one of our Newham guardians, about his experience of organising a community event, and some top tips for organising your own! On 3 June, we held a Big Lunch for our neighbours and other Dot Dot Dot Newham guardians. ‘The Big Lunch’ is an annual ‘get together for neighbours’, set up by… Read More

Shiny and Newham: guardians go litter picking

On Saturday 9th June some of our Newham property guardians were let loose with CleanupUk to get a local park looking fresh and clean. Five guardians living in Newham met at Cundy Park, litter pickers in hand and ready to fill their bin bags! They were supported by Neeta from CleanupUK. CleanupUK is a charity… Read More

11 June 2018 | News and Features

Whitechapel – the property, the volunteering and the area

Later this week, the first groups of people will be viewing our large new property in Whitechapel. There’s already significant interest from existing applicants, so we’d recommend that you apply now in order to have a chance to view the property soon. The Property It is a fantastic building and we are excited about making… Read More

8 June 2018 | News and Features

Our response to the Government’s fact sheet for property guardians

At Dot Dot Dot we welcome the increased attention being paid to property guardianship by central government, the London Assembly and by local authorities. Scrutiny and sensible regulation are crucial to allow the industry to reach its full potential as a solution for owners of empty property and a source of good, safe and inexpensive… Read More

Making a space a home: The Palace Courters room revamp

This week Martina, a current guardian, talks about being part of the Dot Dot Dot guardian community in West London. Together they put an empty room to use as a communal space; all chipping in with painting and various DIY skills. About a year ago, just before the summer kicked off, I was one of… Read More


We’re taking the opportunity to celebrate Volunteers’ Week and thank our guardians who give up their time to make a difference in communities. All our guardians volunteer for 16 hours a month for a charitable cause of their choice, and we want to recognise all that they achieve through this. Over the next week we… Read More

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