In 2014, Jude moved to London from Ballymena, Northern Ireland. On arrival, he was shocked by the high upfront costs to rent a property. He got the money together, but had very little left. It was frustrating and painful.
He realised it couldn't just be him with this problem... then he had a lightbulb moment: what if there was a way to cut out the financial pressure for tenants but also give landlords and letting agents the security they need?
He enlisted the help of master builder Brendan, a former engineer at the Home Office. They went for a Guinness (naturally) and put together the Reposit business plan to make renting fairer.