Guarantor and joint tenants

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    Guarantor and joint tenants

    We are currently referencing 3 tenants for a professional houseshare. One of the tenants is currently seeking employment after finishing Uni and we are therefore referencing his Father who will act as Guarantor. The rent per calendar month is £750 jointly payable by the 3 tenants. Is the Guarantor liable for the full montly rent if any of the 3 tenants default on payment, or just his son who he is acting as Guarantor for? Thanks for your advice

    #2
    Thanks for your reply. It is one lease with all three names on it for the full monthly rent. My understanding is that the Guarantor would ultimately be responsible for the full rent?

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      #3
      Absolutely correct,

      one AST agreement with 3 names, guarantor acting on behalf of all the tenants liabilities. I would definately make this known to the guarantor before he signs anything.

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        #4
        If you used the search facility you will find I have answered this question on many occasions, the last being fairly recently!
        The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.

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          #5
          In fairness I tried to use the search facility before posting but could not get it to work. Obviously can't say whether the Op tried or not just that it wouldn't work for me.

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            #6
            I doesn't work for me inside this forum - I had to go back to the previous page and try there - but even so it seems to be limited in how far back it goes = server space I suppose, I guess.
            Any information or opinion given in this post is based only on my personal experience, what I have learned from this, other boards and elsewhere. It is not to be relied on. Definitive advice is only available from a Solicitor or other appropriately qualified person. E&OE

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              #7
              I find if I 'right-click' on Search and open in new window, the facility then works

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                #8
                Agree the search facility within the forum is temperamental. For me it was working quite well when I checked when this search query was first posted. It still is right now!

                Have got into the habit of using the search facility under the LandlordZONE forums page rather than here under the Rental Property Questions.

                The problem could be related to which browser (and version) you are using and your actual service provider.

                A right click and "open in new page' is very useful. Apart from solving access problems to search, it gives you an easy source for copying extracts or the URL link to the page you have found and inserting it in the post you are writing in the first opened version of the browser.
                Vic - wicked landlord
                Any advice or suggestions given in my posts are intended for guidance only and not a substitute for completing full searches on this forum, having regard to the advice of others, or seeking appropriate professional opinion.
                Without Plain English Codes of Practice and easy to complete Prescribed Forms the current law is too complex and is thus neither fair to good tenants nor good landlords.

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                  #9
                  Thanks for clarifying this. I am sure I will become more familiar with this site as time goes on Paul F and all it's search facilities!

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