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19 February 2021 | Uncategorised

When “security” isn’t actually that secure

When met with myriad options, choosing the right security option for an empty asset can be a difficult task. Dot Dot Dot Chief Executive, Peter Brown, discusses how securing your building with property guardians provides an effective and flexible solution.

17 February 2021 | Uncategorised

Pricing people in, not out

For people who rent their homes, finding a nice place in a convenient location for a price you can afford has been a challenge in the UK for a long time.  This issue was a key reason why Dot Dot Dot was launched in 2011, and the situation has become worse over the past ten years. Dot Dot Dot Founder, Kath, takes a look at how Dot Dot Dot offers an alternative solution.

11 February 2021 | Uncategorised

Tailoring a management plan with A2 Dominion in Oxford

Since July 2019, we have worked with A2 Dominion to develop a meanwhile management plan while they prepare to develop the Gibbs Crescent estate in Oxford. We take a look at how we tailor our service to suit our clients’ individual needs in this month’s case study.

22 January 2021 | Uncategorised

Be the change – how Dot Dot Dot’s model helps people going through transitions

Change is always hard, whether it’s change you chose yourself or change you didn’t want but have to deal with anyway. One of the main ways that we help guardians through periods of transition is by providing well-managed homes, costing a fraction of local market rents. Here, our Founder Katharine Hibbert, explores what this has meant for our current guardians, and how our model has helped them to progress and succeed in their goals.

15 January 2021 | Uncategorised

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.

15 January 2021 | Uncategorised

On the ground: Bringing guardianship to larger properties

In the second of our ‘On the ground’ series, our Director of Services, Mark Ackroyd, sets out how we handle the first stages of a guardianship contract in large or complex buildings.

29 October 2020 | Uncategorised

How volunteering helps everyone – not just the beneficiaries

Hear from Dot Dot Dot founder, Katharine, on how through supporting the volunteering efforts of our guardians, we hope to contribute to building a more positive, happier and richer society.

28 August 2020 | Uncategorised

How you can save money on living costs whilst giving back to your community

Save money on living costs whilst giving back to your community at the same time.  

25 March 2020 | Uncategorised

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.

3 February 2020 | News and features, Uncategorised

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.