Why do UK Students need a Rent Guarantor?

COVID-19 continues to disrupt the UK Rental market place, despite the ongoing pandemic we managed to see a noticeable increase in demand for a UK Guarantor between November 2019 to November of the following year.  Primarily our service is used by International Students studying at UK institutions,  but we saw an surprising 12% increase in […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Private Renting

Have you had enough of university accommodation? Fancy something off-campus and something that isn’t halls? This is where private renting accommodation comes in, as for many this is a new experience here are the do’s and don’ts in relation to the process. The Do’s… Use professional services to find your accommodation: Reduce your risk. There […]

A Guide on How to choose your second-year accommodation.

Even though we are only just approaching the end of the first semester and the second year seems like a long way off, it is never too early to start looking for next year’s accommodation. Securing the right accommodation and housemates can have a significant impact on your university experience…so start your search early. Here […]

How to find a great place to live.

Here at Housing Hand, we are regularly asked to help students to find student accommodation. We have lots of expertise in assisting students, in particular, find a place. We have been around for over 7 years now and have learned a thing or two about helping our customers find a place they want to live […]

Happy renting with Housing Hand.

If you are a student then it is very likely that you will be happy renting the place you live. However, over the last 10 years, it has become much more common for people in general to rent their home. In the UK around 5 million people rent, which is almost 100% growth in a […]

Going through Clearing – The Step by Step Guide

Clearing…..It’s not the end of the world! Sooo you’re reading this for a few reasons:  You’re crazy organised and you’re already covering yourself in case the unthinkable happens and your results don’t go as planned. Results day is approaching and you’re beginning to stress about your results. The day has arrived, you’ve missed out on […]

Housing Hand acquires UK Guarantor and partners with Accommodation for Students.

We’ve got some good news! We have acquired UK Guarantor, the UK’s second-largest rent guarantor service, (have a guess who the largest is?) This means we can reach and help even more UK renters. As part of this acquisition, we have also taken UK Guarantor’s place as Accommodation for Students’ referral partner. This new arrangement […]

The University of Covid-19

The global spread of covid-19 has affected nearly every aspect of normal life. Industries of all sizes have been impacted leading to layoffs and furloughs, with unemployment on the slow rise most household finances have and will continue to be pushed into uncertainty. An area of significant impact  is the confusion within the UK higher […]

How to market your property to generation rent.

Generation rate is growing and is becoming the norm. According to recent figures, the average house price in the UK is £234,742. Brexit notwithstanding, property values are now rising again. As expected, there are wide geographical variations – the North East (£130,688) is at one end of the scale, which contrasts sharply with property prices in […]

6 Bits of Good News To Take From 2019

20TH MARCH 2020 Now that 2020 is here, there’s no better time to reflect on the year gone by – a time when the Notre Dame cathedral caught fire, a Sri Lankan church was bombed, London Bridge played host to another terrorist incident, multiple school shootings took place in America, and Brexit was seen to […]