What qualifies you to be a guarantor?
To be a guarantor you’ll need to be over 21 years old, with a good credit history and financial stability. Whether you’re considering asking someone to be a guarantor, or you’ve been approached by a family member or friend in need, you need to be aware of the possible financial risks.
Who can go guarantor on a home loan?
A guarantor home loan is when another person (such as a parent) puts up a property they own (or have equity in) as security, allowing the borrower to borrow up to 107% of the purchase price of a home without needing a deposit.
How does a guarantor mortgage work?
A guarantor mortgage is a way of securing a mortgage when you lack the required deposit or have financial circumstances that may discourage lenders. When someone agrees to act as a mortgage guarantor for you, they commit to covering the repayments if you fail to keep up.
Does being a guarantor affect getting a mortgage?
Being a guarantor shouldn’t affect your ability to get a mortgage, unless you’re then called upon to make repayments. Since you would be inheriting the debt, this will put you at risk of not being able to repay and this can ultimately decrease your credit score if you don’t keep up with repayments yourself.
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.
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.