The steps to becoming a Dot Dot Dot guardian

Watch our video guide to becoming a Dot Dot Dot property guardian.

What else do I need to know?

Application form

If you’ve been signposted to our online application form after completing our guardian eligibility quiz, here’s what you’ll need to complete it:

  • Proof of identification (passport, driving licence)
  • Proof of current address
  • Proof of income (such as bank statements – we do not accept guarantors or payments from relatives)

You’ll be asked for more information about your housing preferences, employment and finances, and your plans and interests around volunteering. You will also need to provide contact details for two referees.

Virtual property viewings

If your application is successful, we’ll be in touch with weekly emails to let you know about viewings for available properties in your preferred locations. At the moment, we are mainly holding virtual viewings for our available properties.

A call to confirm your interest in a property

If you are interested in a property after a viewing, we’ll email you an expression of interest form to complete. We’ll then contact you to carry out a matching call. This is a 20 minute phone conversation 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.

In-person property viewings

If your matching call is successful, you will be invited to view the property in person at a convenient date and time.

We conduct all in-person viewings in line with government Covid-19 guidance and standards. Read more about how we’re keeping people safe throughout the application process.

Virtual sign-up meetings

If you are offered the property after viewing the property in person, you will have a virtual sign-up meeting with a member of our team. We will go through the licence agreement (the housing contract you will sign with Dot Dot Dot) and our digital guardian handbook.

You’ll need to pay your refundable security payment and the first month’s licence fee beforehand and your referees will be contacted.

We will then arrange a suitable date and time to meet with you in-person and hand you the keys to your new home.

Need to contact us?

If you have any problems filling out the guardian eligibility quiz or our application form, please email

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Ready to apply?

To start your application to live in one of our properties, please take our eligibility quiz to ensure property guardianship with Dot Dot Dot is right for you. If you haven’t done so already, take a look through our website first to discover more about what we do.

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