Cherry Bird

Online letting service specially for students

Cherry Bird developed an online student lettings agency designed to take the hassle out of student lettings.

The company founder had first-hand experience of the difficulties that both students and landlords face. He believed there was a way to create a fair marketplace for both parties, recognising that students are a specific kind of tenant.

Cherry Bird’s solution gave control back to the tenants whilst making life easier for landlords. Taking away the confusion of renting for the first time, the system enabled students to not only find properties but also sign letting agreements and guarantor forms, and pay their rent and bills all in one place online. It made life easier for landlords by allowing them to manage their portfolio online, saving time and money. The Catalyst Centre’s links to the University of Southampton were vital for this business focused on student life. After graduation, it experienced fast-paced growth, recruiting staff and setting up offices in London and Cardiff.