The steps to becoming a Dot Dot Dot 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.

Step 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.

Step 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 will also need to provide proof of ID, proof of previous address and proof of income.

Step 3

If your application is successful, we will email you each week with our available properties and upcoming virtual viewings. Just follow the links in the email and you can book yourself on.

Step 4

When you find a property that you like, we will send you an expression of interest form straight away to complete.

Step 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.

Step 6

If your matching call is successful, you will be invited to view the property in person, and a convenient date and time will be arranged for you. We conduct all in-person viewings in line with government Covid-19 guidance and standards, ensuring that you, our current guardians and staff are all kept safe. Read more about how we’re keeping people safe throughout the application process.

Step 7

If you like what you see, the next step is to pay your refundable security payment and the first month’s licence fee. We will also contact your references.


Step 8

The next step is to have a virtual sign-up meeting with a member of our team, where we will go through the licence agreement (the housing contract you will sign with Dot Dot Dot) and our guardian handbook.

Step 9

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