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Tenant References (England)

Eligibility to be a Guarantor

18 May 2017 | 1 comment

What does the Guild consider the right eligibility to be a Guarantor?

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  1. guildy

    In our view we always suggest as a minimum, the guarantor should be a homeowner (on a mortgage is okay). You can check home ownership via the Land Registry which costs just £3.00 and is well worth the small fee.

    We always do a credit check (we personally checked one for our own properties a couple of days ago and the guarantor was an active bankrupt) but we aren’t usually too fussed about earnings. Commonly a guarantor might be a grandparent and we find the home-owning element is usually sufficient. In the bankrupt case, the tenant found another guarantor so it still went ahead.

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