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Do Students Or Young People Need A Guarantor To Rent?

This question was from Zoopla User kayjeffrey.

I would like to know what documents a 21 year old student would have to show to rent a house after university and would they need a guarantor to sign as guarantors for them?

Could somebody let me know about this please? Only we won't be signing as guarantors for our daughter.

Do 21 Year Old Renters Need A Guarantor To Sign For Them?

f you are 21 you don't need anyone to sign on your behalf, in the United Kingdom if you're over 18 you can sign a contract for a property or in fact anything else.

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If you are 21 you don't need anyone to sign on your behalf, in the United Kingdom if you're over 18 you can sign a contract for a property or in fact anything else.

Obviously you are still quite young and if you aren't yet earning a particularly good income the agent or landlord may well ask for a guarantor to cover any shortfall in rent that there may be if you don't meet the payments.

So whilst you don't actually need a guarantor, it might be that you're still asked for one.

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