Roost

Homes designed

by housemates

A new way to rent - inspired by 'housing co-operatives', where tenants replace landlords.

Put down roots

Stay as long as you like. And if you wish to move out - it’s simple and easy to do so within 2 months.

Live freely

Whether you want to paint the walls pink, do up the garden or install solar panels - it’s your house to design and make a home!

Easy to manage

Fix maintenance issues, sort finances and find flatmates - all from an app on your phone.

Start a Roost

Put down roots

Stay as long as you like. And if you wish to move out - it’s simple and easy to do so within 2 months.

Live freely

Whether you want to paint the walls pink, do up the garden or install solar panels - it’s your house to design and make a home!

Easy to manage

Fix maintenance issues, sort finances and find flatmates - all from an app on your phone.

Start a Roost

How it works

How it works

Hearing about ‘housing co-ops’ for the first time can sound too good to be true.
Because in a co-op the tenants are also the landlords.

You and your flat mates become members of the ‘co-op’. And the co-op is the organisation that runs the property.


It's great way to have control of your home. All members decide together how to make it a better place to live.

Current Roosts you can join

The Marples, Sheffield city centre

Our first project is the largest UK housing co-operative in 10 years, split into 5 independent flats. It’s a community of 48 people.

I want to live in The Marples

Sheffield

10min

1min

The Marples

11

en-suite

Enterprise House, London Fields

4 and a 5-bed flats down the hall from each other, in a converted warehouse. The first Roost in London and already a community is growing.

I want to live in Enterprise House

London Fields

5min

Enterprise House

4+5

en-suite / shared

Don't see a Roost in your city? Start your own!

Set up a Roost ->

Or, ask your landlord about switching you to a Roost tenancy

Convert into a Roost ->

Letting Agent or Landlord

  • Can be kicked out if the landlord wants to sell up or move in. 🏡


  • Fixing issues yourself can be a breach of contract. You rely on an agent or landlord for maintenance. (This can be problematic if you don't have a good one!) 🛠️


  • It's common practice for surprise rent hikes and exploitation, if you're living in a popular city. ❌


Roost Co-op

  • Stay as long as you like in a Roost home 🏡


  • If something needs fixing - it's your responsibility. Roost supports you with the tools to do so. 🛠️


  • In a Roost, rents are predictable and fair. Your rent only goes up with inflation and you have complete transparency where your money is going. Roost fees are always 10%. ✅



What our members say

“I’ve moved 3 times in 5 years, and now I can finally settle. The last time I felt this sense of community was 10 years ago at university! I enjoy my Roost, we have shared meals and are making it a homely space together. ”

Tom

Co-op member

The Roost platform

what we’ve got now

pay

fix

vote

what we’re building next

Make energy savings

rent now, pay later

Today

The Marples

All

Pay

Bob

11:30am

Spent £5 on nails for the nail gun. £53.20 spent this month.

Reply in thread ->

Maintenance pot

Spent this month

£543

£53.20

Cards coming soon.

Roost

The Marples

Housing Co-operative

89% of renters say they've had a bad experience.

89% of renters say they've had a bad experience.

So did we. We got fed up of waiting weeks for problems to get sorted. But after living in housing co-ops, we knew there was a better way. So we set up Roost - to make living in a co-op easy.

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Change renting forever

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