2022 – The Year of the Rent Guarantor

Post-pandemic teamed with the cost of living crisis has meant that securing a rental property is extremely difficult for everyone. Average monthly rent in England between April 2021 and March 2022 was £795 –  which is higher than at any other point recorded in history, according to the Office for National Statistics. This makes the […]

How a UK Guarantor can Actually Save you Money 

If you’re looking to rent in the UK, you’ll most likely be asked to provide a UK rent guarantor. It sounds complicated, but rest assured it’s not. Explained in short, this is an individual that is prepared to be responsible for your rent, in the case that you default on a payment. Using a service […]

The best areas to rent in Durham

Best place in Durham

County Durham is an excellent place to live, and extremely popular for students as it is home to one of the top-ranking Russel Group Universities. Just three hours from London and only two hours from the beauty of Scotland it’s famously known for its UK landmarks, including the Majestic Durham Cathedral and the Norman Castle. […]

How Brexit will affect UK and EU students?

Brexit & UK

The 2016 Brexit referendum caused a lot of uncertainty for every part of society. Higher education is not immune from the repercussions, and UK Universities are seeing a massive impact. But what exactly does Brexit mean for both Universities and international students?  Understanding how Brexit affects international students applying to UK Universities is extremely important. […]

Build to Rent Sector in 2022

Build to Rent

As renters are returning to cities post-pandemic to enjoy normality once again, Housing Hand predicts that the Build to Rent (or BtR as it may sometimes be seen) will be one of the major housing trends of 2022. Investors and property developers are racing to meet the demand of the desired urban lifestyle through a […]

Celebrating 9 Years of Housing Hand!

This week, Housing Hand is celebrating 9 whole years of service. We are incredibly proud to be the UK’s market-leading guarantor provider and are honoured to mark our rapid growth over the years. Starting out as only three employees in a small 4th-floor office in Mayfair, we have since scaled the team to require offices […]

2022 Rental Market Predictions

2022 Rental Trends

It’s no surprise that the rental market is still re-adjusting after the massive impact of the global pandemic. But what does this mean for the future of renting? Below, we’ve gathered together our rental market predictions for 2022. Grainne Gilmore, the Head of Research at Zoopla reports in a recent article that for the duration […]

Why should letting agents partner with UK guarantor service Housing Hand?

letting agent

It’s no surprise that one of the biggest challenges for letting agents when finding new tenants is ensuring that their guarantor is in place should they be a student, moving from abroad, or even a working professional. The Coronavirus pandemic has had an immensely negative impact on the rental sector, adding to these difficulties. Now […]

5 Ways A Rent Guarantor Can Help Landlords


Understandably, one of the biggest fears for landlords when renting out their property is the potential risk of costs if a tenant fails to pay rent or cover expenses incurred for damages in the duration of their tenancy. Luckily, rent guarantor services like Housing Hand are here to provide a solution to help prevent landlords […]

Rent Guarantor vs Rental Guarantee Insurance

Rent Guarantor

Collecting rent from tenants and ensuring that monthly outgoings are covered is understandably the biggest concern for a landlord. There are two popular options, a rent guarantor or rental guarantee insurance, which can be implemented at the start of a tenancy agreement to support both tenants and landlords, by underwriting any financial losses incurred if […]