Category: News and features

15 January 2021 | News and features

The law has spoken – property guardianship and business rates

Until recently, the situation on business rates for buildings lived in by property guardians was clear – the buildings were exempt from the business rates which would normally be due on empty buildings, and liable for Council Tax instead.  The conclusion last month of a long-running court case has changed that.  This blog by our Founder Katharine Hibbert, explains the situation now, and gives Dot Dot Dot’s response.

Volunteering: Once you pop, you can’t stop

Our founder, Katharine, delves into the inspiring results of our recent guardian survey to find out more about how volunteering has impacted their lives, and how they will continue to volunteer for good causes once their guardianship ends.

Lockdown 2: Business as Usual

As we all find our way through a second lockdown, understanding what it means for us personally as well as professionally. Read our Chief Executive, Peter Brown’s reflections about what we have learned as a business and how we are continuing to respond during Covid-19. 

13 November 2020 | News and features

A licence to ask taxing questions

Our response to the case between London Borough of Southwark and the owners of Ludgate House. We investigate two key insights that property owners should take on board when considering guardianship schemes.

The people behind the regeneration process

Read how Dot Dot Dot sensitively supports estate regeneration by housing engaged property guardians who make caring neighbours.

World Mental Health Day 2020 – Staying well while staying in

Saturday marked World Mental Health Day 2020, and as we all continue to do our best to adjust to the changes happening around us, it’s never been more important to take care of our mental health. Autumn is here and with COVID-19 guidance likely to change for many of us soon, being able to stay… Read More

Dot Dot Dot’s plans to build back better

Hear from our founder, Katharine, on how we are ready to invest to make sure we are able to do even more and even better as the country begins to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

The NatWest SE100 has named us in their list of leading UK social enterprises. Our Founder, Katharine, tells more about Dot Dot Dot’s story

The NatWest SE100 champions growth, impact and resilience amongst socially-oriented ventures in the UK. Our founder, Katharine, talks of being a finalist in the growth category, her inspiration, and her vision for Dot Dot Dot’s future.

25 March 2020 | News and features

Dot Dot Dot’s response to Siân Berry’s letter to property guardian companies during the Covid-19 crisis

Siân Berry, London Assembly Member, recently wrote a letter to property guardian companies asking for information about how each company is responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Read our response to her questions.

Introducing Dot Dot Dot’s new Board of Directors

At Dot Dot Dot Property we are very proud to welcome four new non-executive directors to our board. Josh Babarinde, Lisa Taylor, Alistair Stuart and Tony Curzon Price will be bringing their wide-ranging skills and experience to oversee our strategy and to make sure we are on track to achieve our goals.

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