UK Guarantor, the UK’s leading rent guarantor service for students, graduates and working professionals has made its service available to care leavers who are studying full time at University for free.

The challenges

Finding and securing the right accommodation while at University can be a challenge for any student. It is now common to be required to provide a UK based rent guarantor. This requirement reflects the lack of available credit and rental history students entering higher education will be able to provide.

As a result a guarantor will often be required. For many UK students it is common for a parent or family member to fulfill this role. UK Guarantor was originally established for International students who were coming to the UK to study and who could not provide a UK based guarantor because their parents did not live in the UK.

Expanding our services

Our service proved popular and we have expanded it to include UK students who are not able to provide a Guarantor and, more recently to graduates and working professionals. Increasingly a wider range of those in the rental market are struggling to provide a guarantor who will meet the stringent criteria required.

We have frequently been asked whether we are able to provide our service to care leavers. A number of our University partners have also asked whether we are able to act as guarantor to those leaving care to pursue their academic studies. We have recognised that leaving the care system can present a number of challenges to young people and have taken the decision to offer our service for free to care leavers studying full time in higher education, with immediate effect.

Simple application process

For those eligible for this service, we have also simplified the application process, just requiring proof of identity, student status and the details of your chosen accommodation. You can apply direct to our support team here

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