What are the benefits of being a Dot Dot Dot property guardian?

One of the key benefits of Dot Dot Dot guardianship is being able to dedicate time to supporting good causes that you care about. But did you know that you can also develop meaningful connections with your community, gain freedom to pursue your personal goals and explore the possibility of living in an exciting new location? Learn more about the benefits of property guardianship with Dot Dot Dot.

Time and energy to volunteer for good causes 

Living in a Dot Dot Dot Dot property, where your licence fee will be on average one-third cheaper than the private rental market, means  you don’t have to worry about working longer hours or taking a second job to pay  the rent. Instead, you can  focus your energy and spare time on causes and projects that matter to you.

Find out how our guardians are dedicating their free time to supporting good causes up and down the country.

Flexible contract 

Property guardianship is incredibly flexible. While we will always give you at least 28 days’ notice when we ask you to leave a property, you can also give Dot Dot Dot 28 days’ notice to end an agreement to live in a property, at any time.

Whether you’re working out “what next?” or want to experiment with a change of scene, you have the freedom to move forward with plans if they need to change without being tied to a long-term commitment.

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Gain new skills and build connections 

Volunteering has a significant positive difference on the lives of people who undertake it. It can help you learn new skills, build new connections, or find a new focus. When surveyed, 67% of guardians reported higher levels of life satisfaction and 48% of guardians said that they had established new roots and contacts in their community due to dedicating their spare time to supporting good causes.

As our east London guardian, Tom, put it: “I’ve made terrific memories and met lots of new people through my volunteering. Being a guardian has given me the freedom to pursue my goals, develop skills I didn’t know I had and live in an area of London I love.”

Live in a new location

Our inexpensive homes are mainly located in and around the south east of England, but span as far as Manchester. From the vibrancy of city centre living to quiet, rural escapes, our properties offer a huge variety of opportunities to live in an exciting new location.

Whether you’re looking to explore a different part of the country or spend meaningful time in a new area, find out about our currently available properties and how to apply to view them.

Make savings through inexpensive housing

The monthly costs of being a property guardian are cheaper than in the private rental market which means you can begin making monthly savings straight away.  Put money towards a personal goal, or simply enjoy a more comfortable lifestyle.  Discover some of the many ways in which our guardian community have benefitted from reduced living costs, including gaining their independence through living alone and saving for a mortgage.

Larger living spaces 

You’ll spend less on living costs every month while benefiting from a considerably larger home than is possible in the private rental market.  Many of our properties offer a generous amount of living space, and some have huge communal areas for guardians to enjoy.

Our imaginative and creative guardian community have transformed their extra spaces into artist studios, home offices, a workshop and even a roof garden.

Stephanie O'Callaghan- Dot Dot Dot High Wycombe

Hear it from our guardians

Meet our guardian community and discover their stories about how guardianship has made their existing lifestyle easier and more affordable, opened up a new way of living, and enabled them to connect with like-minded individuals.

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