Winning a place at a UK university is a fantastic achievement and one you should be proud of. But, with university halls often filling up quickly, many students need to look at the private student rental sector for their accommodation.
This can be daunting and also comes with all kinds of requirements some new and international students might not be able to fulfil alone. One of those requirements is to pay a large deposit for the rental property you’d like to live in while you’re studying, and another is to supply a suitable UK-based guarantor.
What is a guarantor?
A guarantor is a parent or close relative who is guaranteed to pay your rent in the event you, the tenant, are unable to. When students enter the student lettings market they are generally required to provide a UK-based guarantor.
Of course, for UK-based students this doesn’t usually represent a problem, as in most cases they have existing family in the UK and one of them is sure to qualify to be a guarantor. If you’re from overseas, however, this might prove a little more difficult.
A guarantor signs a contract with the lettings agency you choose, to say they will act as your guarantor – or pay the rent if you’re unable to. This also gives the lettings agency permission to run a check on your proposed guarantor to confirm they can make that payment, should you be unable to do so yourself.
The Ezylet guarantor service
As a property services platform, Ezylet understands all the details that are required of international students entering the UK’s student lettings sector. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Housing Hand to provide this essential service to support international students studying in one of the UK’s many excellent universities.
Whether you’ve found a student home or not, you can apply for a guarantor through Ezylet and Housing Hand. For a single fee, we can become your rent guarantor and ensure you don’t need to find a large amount of cash to secure a suitable property for your studies and personal needs.
And, even if you do have a UK-based relative, you might not want to bother them with the paperwork and responsibility that comes with being a guarantor. But for Ezylet and Housing Hand, none of this is a problem at all.
We’re experienced professionals who can guide you through the process and will provide the right paperwork and support to be the guarantor your lettings agency requires.
Or, to make things even simpler, if you find the perfect student let property from Ezylet, you won’t need to go anywhere else to complete the entire process – we offer everything you need!
The complete one-stop property platform
At Ezylet, we know that becoming a tenant in the UK’s student letting market – whether you’re from the UK or are an international student – is unfamiliar territory. That’s why we’ve created a range of property services that students can utilize, all under one roof.
We can help you find the right home in the right place and support your guarantor needs, all without you having to go elsewhere or speak to a number of different property companies.
Get in touch with us today to see how we can help make your search for student accommodation easier and ensure you’ll secure the home you want with our guarantor service.