SIGN A GUARANTOR OF A RENTAL AGREEMENT There are two ways to register a guarantor. First, you could do it yourself in part of the rental agreement and with a special clause at the bottom that defines the guarantor`s liability – or you could make a “special guarantee”. Regardless of the route you take, you make it clear that the guarantor is responsible for the money owed by the tenant due due and/or unpaid rent and as a result of a breach of an agreement in the rental agreement, which is unpaid for a specified period. There are no rules as to who can be the guarantor. In practice, potential guarantors are more likely to be accepted if they do: the introduction of a guarantee contract is required by many landlords as it offers owners a thick layer of security at no additional real costs. Most often, the landlord asks for a deposit when the tenant has low solvency or low income. Parents of teenagers or students are often asked to guarantee their children`s rent. However, it is increasingly common for landlords to require a guarantor regardless of the tenant`s income and creditworthiness. If I had to choose between candidates who could vouch for those who could not, I would go with the first one every time! If a potential guarantor has no job, money or fortune, it becomes extremely difficult for him to cover all the unpaid costs borne by your tenant, so that they effectively become useless. Personally, I ask that the guarantors be a British owner, as this makes it much easier for the owner to recover funds.
If the guarantor does not bear the costs, the owner can take legal action against the guarantor. It is therefore always important to ensure that the guarantor has sufficient guarantees before being admitted as a guarantor. Many landlords practice a rigorous screening procedure for acceptable guarantors, for example, a well-paying job and ownership of real estate are common conditions. However, many owners are not willing to limit a guarantor`s liability. So you may not agree. But it`s probably worth asking. I am a Scottish student who lives in England, and for the last 5 years I have struggled to get a deposit as my whole family is Scottish and estate agencies often only accept guarantors who live in England and Wales. . .