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An applicant may need a guarantor when

  • You have not been working in continuous full-time employment for at least 6 months for your current or previous employer.
    NOTE: Continuous means: without a break of more than 14 days during the previous 6 month period. Full-time means: A minimum of 37 hours per week.
  • You cannot be located on the Electoral Roll at the address(es) given and are unable to provide proof of residency.
  • Your rental commitment is more than 40% of your annual gross income.
  • You have recently arrived from overseas to take up new employment. Each case will be treated individually and contracts of employment and a copy of your passport will be required.
  • You have an adverse credit history which has been declared on the application form and is acceptable to the Landlord.

If a guarantor is required they must:

  • Be a resident in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or Isle of Man
    NOTE: Guarantors residing in the Channel Islands, Eire or elsewhere in the World are not acceptable.
  • Have a clean credit history - subject to appeal where documentary proof can be provided.
  • Be able to demonstrate their ability to cover the rent should the tenant fail to meet their commitment. This will be the full commitment as agreed under the AST.


General Enquiry

172 Commercial Rd
London E1 2JY
t. 020 7790 4445
f. 020 7790 2575

Company Registration Details

Smartdealing Ltd T/A Xpresslink Properties

Registration N0: 11148808
Registered Office: 172 Commercial Road, Aldgate, London, England, E1 2JY
Xpresslink Properties is a trading style of Smartdealing Ltd