Here's what the media are saying about Raise the Roof

“We’ll be adding coverage throughout the campaign—check back regularly to follow our progress”

“If you’re a journalist interested in covering the campaign (or any other issues relating to shared accommodation) contact us on
0161 768 1162 or email .”

Press enquiries

Whether you're writing specifically about flatsharing or looking at the wider picture around renting, housing and the changing way we live, SpareRoom can help.

We've got over 16 years experience in the flatshare market so can supply stats, comment and case studies as well as expert opinion and insights.

Just email us and let us know how we can help - we can also add you to our press release list

For more background on SpareRoom see how we started.

Our team

SpareRoom founder Rupert Hunt

Rupert Hunt Founder & CEO

Rupert founded SpareRoom in 2004. He's a passionate advocate of flatsharing and believes living with the right people beats living on your own any day. In 2016 he used SpareRoom to find two housemates to share his 300 year old London townhouse with 'pay what you can afford' rent and filmed the results for a YouTube series.

Communications Director Matt Hutchinson

Matt Hutchinson Communications Director

Matt has been SpareRoom's media spokesperson since 2007 and regularly provides comment and opinion on renting, sharing and housing for the UK and US media. He spearheaded SpareRoom's six year Raise the Roof campaign, which led directly to the UK government encouraging more homeowners to rent out their empty bedrooms to combat the housing crisis.


Press releases

Looking for data for your latest story on renting or the housing crisis? Check out SpareRoom’s quarterly Rental Index reports here.

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The Independent

Companies like SpareRoom have shown that people like living together. They leave university and don’t want a one-bed flat to themselves.

Kate Faulkner,

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