Housing Hand, the award-winning UK rent guarantor service, are proud to announce our second University collaboration, at the University of Salford. We have teamed up with the University of Salford to support the most vulnerable students such as care leavers and estranged students by offering them a UK guarantor. To find out why you’re very likely to need a UK guarantor, read on below.
What is a guarantor and why do I need one?
If you’re looking to rent in the UK, then most estate agents will require a guarantor to cover their backs incase you can’t pay your rent. It’s very difficult as a student to be accepted by a landlord without a guarantor, and with competition for student housing already strong, not having a guarantor can easily leave students at the bottom of the pile.
For more information on the definition of a guarantor or who can be a guarantor, follow the links or check out our help centre.
Why have we partnered with the University of Salford?
For the benefit of university students both domestic and international, Housing Hand want to help them find and secure the property they want, without worrying about paying 6-12 months rent upfront – as many estate agents would have you do without a guarantor.
We can provide University of Salford students with a fast and reliable guarantor for the subsidised cost of £35 for 8 monthly installments, or an one-off charge of £250.
How can we help care leavers and estranged students
People who have been in foster care or local authority accommodation, leaving around their 16th birthday, are care leavers, and they often face a number of different hurdles in coming to university that the University of Salford is doing its best to help with. Care leavers, along with estranged students, often don’t find themselves with the familial and financial support many other students have the privilege of. Therefore, Housing Hand can provide the financial peace of mind so that you can step into your new rental home with confidence and security.
From the Office for Students, we know that 74.6 percent of students from disadvantaged backgrounds are awarded a first or 2:1. The figure for the most advantaged students is 84.1 per cent, and the same trend repeats regarding higher-level employment or postgraduate study. Together with the University of Salford’s Diversity and Faith team, we are keen to reach out to those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
How do I apply to the University of Salford Guarantor Service in Association with Housing Hand?
If you’re a University of Salford students, simple find a property you would like to rent, and apply to our guarantor service online at housinghand.co.uk selecting University of Salford to applying the discount. Housing Hand will then stand as your guarantor so you can secure your tenancy.