Jack Archer, a 29-year-old entrepreneur, founded the site.
He says it can be frustrating for tenants to attend countless viewings and go through endless property searches to discover they have nothing in common with their new housemates, and that is what Ruumi is trying to avoid.
Ruumi was inspired by Airbnb and focuses on simple design, with the user experience central to the whole idea.
Archer says: “Who you live with matters just as much as the place, but somewhere along the way, this has been forgotten. We want to put people back at the heart of the process by building a community of happy renters and making it fun, free and easy to connect with the right people.”1
The site is now available on desktop, tablet and smartphone and has initially launched in the East London boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets, with plans for a full roll out over London in the near future.
Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources.
When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.
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