The University of Lincoln Students’ Union (LSU) has entered into a partnership with UK rental guarantor service, Housing Hand.
The co-branded University Guarantor Service offers students looking to reside in private rented accommodation with preferential rates for using Housing Hand’s services.
Besides acting as a rent guarantor for students unable to provide one themselves, the company also checks tenancy agreements for fairness and suitability.
A dedicated account manager will oversee the processing of all University of Lincoln student applications.
“In recent years, the University of Lincoln has seen an increase in International and UK students without a UK guarantor,” said Sarah Whitney, housing and accreditation scheme, LSU.
“As the Students’ Union, we wanted to help break down this barrier and make renting accommodation fast and simple for all students.
“Housing Hand offers an easy-to-use and cost-effective service that Lincoln students now have access to, to make their housing journey more enjoyable.”
The partnership will allow more of the university’s students to have the option to rent privately, adds LSU, giving them a broader range of accommodation options.
Housing Hand has already established partnerships with a number of other universities. The first year of a similar collaboration with the University of Bristol led to reported a five-fold increase in the number of Bristol students that the company guaranteed, while the same period in partnership with Salford University resulted in a seven-fold increase.