Student Cribs provide student housing of an exceptional quality, in shared houses and flats across 23 UK cities. We are the largest provider of accommodation to 2nd and 3rd year students in the UK, shaping the market with excellent customer service and consistent process innovation.

Charlie Vaughan-Lee founded Students Cribs in 2003 while at university in Britsol, frustrated that letting agents refused to let him and his friends quality accommodation as they were students. Rounding up investors, Charlie purchased and renovated 3 properties, which he then let to very happy friends. Charlie’s vision that students should be afforded a better standard of living while enjoying the peace of mind that they are living somewhere secure is now alive across the UK, and instilled in the team’s central London headquarters. 


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29/03/2018 Commercial News Media – Student Cribs boosts portfolio with the UK’s largest ever HMO property deal

29/03/2018 Insider Media Limited – Student Cribs Buys £31.4M Housing Portfolio

28/03/2018 CoStar UK – Student Cribs completes UK’s ‘largest student HMO’

28/03/2018 Estates Gazette – Student Cribs lands UK’s largest HMO property deal

28/03/2018 Property Week – Student Cribs buys 568-bed HMO portfolio

03/11/2017 Property Week – Why it’s time to back the Cinderella of student housing

03/10/2017 Property Week – Student Cribs Secures New Portfolio Manager & New Head of Digital

22/08/2017 Property Reporter – Guarantor Service Partners with Host of Letting Agents

19/08/2017 Yorkshire Post – Big Players Buying up Student Houses as Style Boosts Profit

13/06/2017 Allsop – Large Scale Investors Spot a Gap in the Market for Student Digs

01/02/2017 Charlie Vaughan Lee on Judging Panel of Tomorrow’s Leader’s Awards 2017

29/12/2016 The Times – Great Expectations: who you should watch in 2017

01/10/2016 Estates Gazette – University Challenger Charlie Vaughan-Lee

08/09/2016 Insider Media – Student Property Provider Raises £200m

08/09/2016 Letting Agent Today – Student Cribs Will Expand Its Portfolio by 500 Properties

07/09/2016 Real Business – Student Cribs Raises £200m

07/09/2016 Property Week – Student Cribs Raises £200m to Expand Portfolio

22/08/2016 Bisnow – Professional Cribs Co-living

11/08/2016 York Press – York Best Place to Invest in Housing

13/10/2015 Buzzfeed – The Most Incredible Student Houses

20/09/2015 Sunday Times – Top Spots For Landlords

11/12/2015 Office Snapshots – The Student Cribs Office

04/09/2015 The Times – Students Strive For A High Degree Of Luxury

15/03/2015 Charlie Philips of Student Cribs – My Favourite Apps

04/02/2015 The tech-savvy Londoners finding innovative ways to solve the capital’s housing crisis – Evening Standard, Homes & Properties

10/09/2014 Charlie Vaughan-Lee of Student Cribs – My Web The Good Web Guide

05/09/2014 Hot Property – Living in Luxury…as a Student?

04/11/2011 Property Week – Early Bloomers: What does it take to get a start up off the ground?

20/10/2011 First Eleven – Dig it! Why invest in Student Accommodation?

26/09/2009 The Telegraph – Staying In Good Digs Or A Place Fit For Pigs?




Student Cribs shortlisted for the Estates Gazette 2020 Property Management Innovator Award and Alternatives Innovator Award.


Student Cribs shortlisted for Student Accommodation Operator of the Year, Small Developer of the Year and PRS Deal of the year for the 2020 RESI Awards. 


Student Cribs win the Alternative Category Award at the 2019 Estate Gazette ceremony.  


Student Cribs shortlisted for the Student Accommodation Awards 2019 by Property Week for Operator of the Year, Developer of the Year and Innovation of the Year. 


International Accommodation Quality Mark awarded by the National Student Housing Survey. 

Student Cribs Shortlisted for Estates
Gazette National Company of the Year Award

Student Cribs Shortlisted for Estates
Gazette Alternative Sector Award

Student Cribs Shortlisted for RESI
Student Accommodation Operator of the Year Award

Student Cribs Shortlisted for EG Tech
Awards Productivity Award

Student Cribs Nominated for Student
Accommodation Conference & Awards Investor of the Year Award

Student Cribs Nominated for Student
Accommodation Conference & Awards Operator of the Year Award


Student Accommodation – Personality of the Year

15/07/2016 Charlie Vaughan-Lee
Nominated for Estates Gazette Rising Star Award

03/06/2016 Student Cribs Win Best Durham
Student Landlord – NESHA

27/05/2016 Estates
Gazette – Student Cribs shortlisted for ‘Residential Company Of The Year’

14/04/2016 BPF Tomorrows Leader Award
– Charlie Vaughan Lee

19/09/2015 Estates Gazette – Student Cribs
shortlisted for ‘Specialist Company Of The year’