While people may be used to the idea of renting a place to live, renting furniture – from cameras to coffee machines to couches – is less commonplace. Circular economy marketplace Fat Llama connects people who have things they want to rent out to those who would like to borrow them.
With living costs and urban loneliness on the up, people are embracing co-living as they shift away from homeownership and toward viewing living as a service. Start-up Venn simplifies things by managing local services and events to drive community-led urban regeneration.
With climate change a pressing threat, Britons are becoming more sensitive to their homes’ sustainable credentials. Shifted priorities due to the pandemic mean that some are now looking for eco-friendliness across everything from utilities to furniture design. So, how can brands tap into this?
Amid ongoing financial insecurity compounded by the pandemic, many are struggling to make ends meet and afford basic necessities like rent. Flexible rent payment app Till lets people create a payment schedule that works for their personal circumstances so they’re able to pay on time.
Property tech start-up Evo simplifies the management of rental properties for landlords, tradespeople, and tenants, aiming for more transparency and lower maintenance costs. With poor living conditions impacting wellbeing, there’s room for brands to innovate empathetically.