Guarantor Service

What is it?

Whether you’re a student or a professional, you can use our guarantor service so you don’t have to pay rent up-front when moving into a rental property. We guarantee the rent for the whole of your tenancy, so whether you’re 18 or 80, if you don’t have a UK guarantor then this is the service for you!

How it works

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Find your new accommodation

Find your new accommodation

Don’t have a place yet? Use our House Finder Service and find rental accommodation guaranteed to accept Housing Hand as your rent guarantor.

Get your guarantor approval

Get your guarantor approval

Apply Now and follow our easy step by step guide. It only takes a few minutes and you’ll be even closer to moving into your new rental property.

Move in, we start as your rent guarantor

We keep it nice and simple. Once you’re in, you can pay our fee by splitting it over 8 months starting from £42 per month. 

What do you need?

We can email you a check list

We’re here to make getting a rent guarantor as simple as possible. We’ve listed the basic requirements here, but you can pop your email address in the box below and we’ll send you a list with everything you need to fly through our application process

For Students:

Proof of Study

A correspondence from University, UCAS form or a Student ID.

Proof of ID

This can be a passport, drivers license or a national ID document.

Co-Signer Details

This is someone we can get in touch with if we can't contact you. They can't be an existing Housing Hand Customer

For Professionals:

Proof of Income

The last 3 months worth of Payslips or Bank statements showing your income.

Proof of ID

This can be a passport, drivers license or a national ID document.

Co-Signer Details

This is someone we can get in touch with if we can't contact you. They can't be an existing Housing Hand Customer

How much does it cost?

Finding a guarantor costs less than you think

Our mission is for everyone to be able to move into a home they’ll love, so we want to make our rent guarantor service affordable for everyone. Whether you’re a student in need of a UK rent guarantor or a professional moving into a home, you can split our fee over 8 months for as little as just £42 a month.

Get a price guide here

Common Questions

What do I need?

You’ll need some ID; If you’re a student you’ll need some proof of study and If you are a working professional you’ll need proof of income. We’ll also need proof of address and your co-signer’s details. You can find out more in our Knowledge Base.

How long does it take?

Much of this depends on you! You can get approval in principle immediately, but we need all of your documents to progress. Then we contact your accommodation provider. Typically, with everything we need in place, it’s just a few days.

Will I get accepted?

Working professionals need to show they earn 1.5x their contribution to the rent, and students need to show proof of study. We then need some other documents and a co-signer. We accept 99% of applicants who can provide those details.

What is a Co-signer?

You'll need to find a co-signer to sign up with you

This might seem confusing, but don’t worry, it’s quite simple.

When you use Housing Hand as your rent guarantor, we’ll need a co-signer to sign-up with you. This can be a parent, family member or friend. As long as they’re working and over the age 18 they’ll usually be suitable. We won’t need to credit check them or you, it’s just someone else we can contact if we can’t get hold of you.

Need Help?

We can help, check out our Knowledge Base

Many of our customers had questions before joining us – so don’t worry if you do too! Check out our Knowledge Base and you’ll find all the answers you need (and probably some more!)

What people say

We’re by far the biggest rent guarantor service in the UK and we’ve helped thousands of students and professionals move into a new home. Here are some of the things our amazing community have to say about us.

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