Quick Answer: What Do You Need To Be A Guarantor For A Rental Property?

A guarantor needs to go through the same referencing process as a tenant.

The normal requirement is that they are employed and a UK resident, with sufficient earnings to cover the tenant’s rental commitment.

Does a rental guarantor have to be a homeowner?

Yes, a guarantor normally has to be a homeowner. For most of the accommodation providers who ask for one, the guarantor must be a homeowner in the UK. This is because, in case of default, the landlord or accommodation provider wants to be able to recover rent or damages from the guarantor.

Why would I need a guarantor for renting?

Using a guarantor. You might need a ‘guarantor’ so you can rent a place to live. A guarantor is someone who agrees to pay your rent if you don’t pay it, for example a parent or close relative. If you don’t pay your landlord what you owe them, they can ask your guarantor to pay instead.

What do you need to be a guarantor for renting UK?

A rent guarantor can usually be anyone between the age of 18-75 who is a UK resident, who is in and does not have a poor credit history. For many this is a parent, relative or friend but for thousands of people every year, especially international students and working professionals, this person can be hard to find.

How can I rent without a guarantor?

You may be able to persuade your landlord to waive the need for a guarantor by offering them a larger deposit or 6 months’ rent in advance. This may give them the greater sense of security they are looking for. However, neither option is ideal and you may not have the money to make such a suggestion.

Do guarantors get credit checked?

How does being a guarantor affect my credit rating? The act of being a guarantor shouldn’t appear on your Credit Report, but if you fail to make any repayments that the borrower has missed, you could end up with negative markers which will lower your Credit Rating and make taking out credit more difficult.

What documents does a guarantor need?

A guarantor needs to provide the same documents as a renter: two pay stubs, two bank statements, one or two tax returns, and a letter from his or her employer. If the guarantor owns his or her own business, a certified public accountant (CPA) must provide a letter stating the guarantor’s income.

How much money do you need to earn to be a guarantor?

How much does a Guarantor have to earn? The standard amount tends to be three times the annual rent. Slightly higher than tenants, generally because they have their own dependencies/financial obligations. So, if the rent is £850, the guarantor is usually expected to earn at least £30,000.

Who qualifies as a guarantor?

A guarantor is a person other than yourself who confirms your identity. The guarantor must have known you personally for at least two (2) years. In the case of a child, the guarantor must have known the applicant (parent or legal guardian) personally for at least two (2) years and have knowledge of the child.

Can a guarantor withdraw his guarantee?

Hard to say what the consequences would be since it can’t be done; if the debtor defaults, the guarantor will be liable on his/her guarantee, whether he/she has purported to cancel it or not.

How do I remove myself from being a guarantor?


  • Speak with your guarantor. Talk to your guarantor about why you would like to remove her or why she no longer wants to act as your co-signer.
  • Review the terms of your loan.
  • Schedule a meeting with your lender.
  • Explore your options.
  • Make the best decision for you and the guarantor.
  • Renegotiate the terms of your loan.

How long is a guarantor liable?

If this is the case, you will be legally responsible if the tenant breaks any of the promises they made in their tenancy agreement before the tenancy ends and will remain liable for a period of six years from the date they break their promise.

Can I be a guarantor with bad credit?

Guarantors with a bad credit history are not likely to be accepted by lenders so it’s unlikely you’ll be able to act as a guarantor if you have a low credit score.