27 March 2020 | | Back to Blog

How do I apply to become a Dot Dot Dot Property Guardian?

There are a few steps we need you to go through in order to become a property guardian, but if you are flexible and proactive we can move you in in under a week, depending on the property.

  1. The first step is to fill out this quiz. If being a Dot Dot Dot guardian is right for you, we will invite you to fill out an application form.
  2. Fill out the online application form. This form asks a bit more about you, your housing preferences, employment, finances and your plans and interests around volunteering. You only need to apply once – you do not need to apply for every property you are interested in.
  3. If your application is successful, we will email you each week with our available properties and upcoming viewings. Just follow the links in the email to book yourself onto the viewings.
  4. Once you have attended a viewing and have been shown around by one of our team, you will have an opportunity to formally express your interest in the property. Simply leave your name and your availability for a call, and we will get back to you the next working day.
  5. The next step is to have a matching call. This is a 20 minute call with a member of the team and a chance to confirm that you are right for Dot Dot Dot, and that we are right for you.
  6. If this is successful, we will start the vetting process. You will need to pay your refundable security payment and first month fees and provide us with proof of ID, proof of previous address and proof of income. We will also contact your references.
  7. The last step is to have a sign-up meeting in our office where we will go through the licence agreement (the housing contract you will sign with Dot Dot Dot), our guardian handbook and hand you the keys.