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    Guarantors in Scotland

    I’ve read a lot about guarantor agreements not being executed properly south of the border. A common cock-up being the guarantor not being given a copy of the tenancy agreement before signing the guarantee. Does the same hold true in Scotland? I’m guessing that it does but I just want to double check.

    The reason I’m asking is that the letting agency has put forward two students…both related….with a different parent acting for each of the students. I am very nervous about letting to two students because until now they’ve only ever lived at home so are unknown quantities as tenants. The guarantors only seem to be guaranteeing half the rent each even though it’s a joint tenancy. I’ll need to ask the letting agency about any damages to the property over and above the value of the deposit because I know the state some of my friends’ and my own brother’s student places were left in and my property isn’t really what you’d call a student property. Maybe for a mature student or postgrads but not two young lads living away from home for the first time.

    #2
    Yes, but they should be given all the same information that a T has been given. Also they should also be referenced and credit checks as well, also ensure they are UK resident as if they are oversea's guarantor then it's very difficult to get any money above the deposit.

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      #3
      SaL have guarantor application form plus fact sheet on guarantors. If not already a member join & read!

      Scotland is a different legal jurisdiction to other parts of UK. I had debt owed by ex tenant who went to England. Needed (few years ago) rather complex process to enforce debt x-border.

      UK is neither united nor has a king ..
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        #4
        I know Scotland has a different legal jurisdiction and yes I am a member of SaL.

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