What is a Guarantor?

A guarantor is someone who agrees to pay your rent if you don’t pay it, for example a parent or close relative. If you don’t pay your landlord what you owe them, they can ask your guarantor to pay instead. The agreement sets out the guarantor’s legal obligations.

If you have signed a joint tenancy agreement the Guarantor is responsible for your share of the joint rent, whereas, all joint tenants are responsible for all rents due on the tenancy agreement.