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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. The Sunday Times logo press The Telegraph logo press The Times logo press Buzzfeed logo press Property Week Logo 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?

Awards

10/12/2020 Student Cribs high commended in the 2020 Property Week Student Accommodatuion Awards category “Investor of the Year”. 28/10/2020 Student Cribs shortlisted for the Property Week Student Accommodation Awards in 4 categories: Developer of the Year, Investor of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Operator of the Year. 23/07/2020 Student Cribs shortlisted for the Estates Gazette 2020 Property Management Innovator Award and Alternatives Innovator Award. 12/03/2020 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.  2/10/2019 Student Cribs win the Alternative Category Award at the 2019 Estate Gazette ceremony.   18/10/2019  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.  13/09/2019  International Accommodation Quality Mark awarded by the National Student Housing Survey.  13/06/2019 Student Cribs Shortlisted for Estates Gazette National Company of the Year Award 13/06/2019 Student Cribs Shortlisted for Estates Gazette Alternative Sector Award 15/05/2019 Student Cribs Shortlisted for RESI Student Accommodation Operator of the Year Award 10/05/2019 Student Cribs Shortlisted for EG Tech Awards Productivity Award 12/10/2018 Student Cribs Nominated for Student Accommodation Conference & Awards Investor of the Year Award 10/2018 Student Cribs Nominated for Student Accommodation Conference & Awards Operator of the Year Award 07/12/2017 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’