Category: News and Features

5 April 2019 | News and Features

Ensuring property guardians are safe: our response to recent prosecution of a property guardian company

It is part of our mission to raise the standards across the property guardian industry. A story was recently published highlighting bad practice by some of our competitors. Although Dot Dot Dot was not mentioned in the article, we felt it important to clarify some of the points raised in the article and outline our own approach.

20 March 2019 | Community, News and Features

Making the most of empty spaces – Bubble Club

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with an amazing local community organisation, Bubble Club. They’ll be making the most of a largely under-used space in our Whitechapel property, to run weekly workshops where people with learning disabilities are supported to plan, organise and deliver the Bubble Club event nights.

1 March 2019 | News and Features

Dot Dot Dot is coming to Oxford

Ahead of our first property viewings in Oxford, we held an open evening for interested applicants to learn more about Dot Dot Dot and property guardianship. There was also a chance to hear about interesting volunteering opportunities at Aspire, a great Dot Dot Dot partner in Oxford.

5 February 2019 | News and Features

Ethical Tidbits

Whilst the main focus of our social impact will always be the wonderful work our guardians do through their monthly volunteering, it can go much further than that without too much effort. Here are some ideas which either require a one-off effort or which you can easily build into your everyday routine, to make your social impact go even further.

28 January 2019 | News and Features

Welcome to Lancashire: Barrowford unwrapped

Explore Barrowford and its surrounding hidden gems with this handy area guide. We’ve done the hard work for you by picking some of the best spots to visit, so that you can delve into local history, entertainment, and cultural pursuits and discover some of Lancashire’s best kept secrets.

22 January 2019 | News and Features

Frequently asked questions, answered.

We’ve provided answers to our customers most frequently asked questions about being a Dot Dot Dot guardian. From questions about deposits to the notice period and everything in between, we’ve got what you’re looking for.

21 November 2018 | Community, News and Features

Community Spirit in Whitechapel

We held the first networking event at our Whitechapel property, organised by our fantastic community host Ewa. Over 30 guardians turned up to mingle, share skills, enjoy brownies by local social enterprise Rise, and sip drinks made by the building’s resident cocktail pro.

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.

Building Britain

Employability of young people

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.

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