News and Features

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

9 June 2017 | News and Features

Partnering with U+I on their next ‘U+I Think’ event: Meanwhile Worthwhile Forever

Tickets were only made available a few days ago, but we’re delighted that there’s been such interest in the next ‘U+I Think’ event, which we are helping to organise in partnership with U+I. Only a few spaces remain. Book in now if you’d like to join us for an informal evening of drinks, networking and a… Read More

1 June 2017 | News and Features

The impact of the housing crisis on civil society

Here’s a summary of a talk on the harm the housing crisis does to civil society given by our founder Katharine Hibbert at a ‘Good Women’ event hosted at Notting Hill Housing and organised by Koreo. At Dot Dot Dot, we are keenly aware of the harm that the housing crisis is doing to individuals… Read More

3 April 2017 | News and Features

Dot Dot Dot | Affordable Housing | Innovation

Social Innovation for Students in Nottingham

Dot Dot Dot’s Business Development Coordinator Abi Perriman attended Nottingham University’s Social Innovation for Students Conference last week. The organisers invited Abi as a guest speaker both based on her experience on Charityworks and working at an innovative social enterprise like Dot Dot Dot. She was a member on the panel exploring “What is social… Read More

24 March 2017 | News and Features

Dot Dot Dot | LGBT+ | Cheap Rent

Dot Dot Dot is an LGBT+ Friendly Housing Provider

We are proud to publicly state that we are an LGBT+ friendly housing provider. We house a diverse and rich mix of people across the country, among them many members of the LGBT+ community. Whilst our staff always treat anyone of any background with positivity, friendliness and respect, recent research makes clear that displaying LGBT+ friendly status… Read More

28 February 2017 | News and Features

Dot Dot Dot’s reaction to Bristol property guardian court case judgment

On 24th February at Bristol County Court a property guardian company lost a case against one of its guardians. Our view is that this case highlights poor practice by others in the industry, but has no immediate implications for our approach, or the viability of the property guardian approach in principle. We pride ourselves on… Read More

10 January 2017 | News and Features

Our reaction to reports about property guardians in Bristol

Dot Dot Dot is a social enterprise, and it is part of our mission to raise standards in the property guardian industry. A story has recently surfaced in Bristol that highlights some poor practice in our complicated and growing sector. We felt it important to clarify some of the points raised and to outline our… Read More

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