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 means students in need of a UK guarantor are provided with an established, trustworthy service that can enable them to rent the property of their choice.

If you are a UK Guarantor customer and are reading this, then don’t worry, your agreement with UK Guarantor will carry on unaffected. If you have an existing claim, application or anything else historical with UK Guarantor you can contact: [email protected]. For any renewals or new applications, you can head to ukguarantor.com where you will be redirected to Housing Hand upon application. Or alternatively, you can head straight to housinghand.co.uk.

We are delighted to be bringing UK Guarantor under the Housing Hand umbrella in order to serve even more tenants and students across the UK. Through our acquisition of UK Guarantor and new partnership with Accommodation for Students, we will offer an enhanced, UK-wide service that enables individuals to rent the properties of their choice without needing to find thousands of pounds for a deposit.”

Jeremy Robinson, Group Managing Director, Housing Hand

This is a really exciting acquisition for us, but we think it’s great news for renters, landlords and the whole rental sector. All of our customers know the frustration of being asked for up to 12 months rent upfront when you don’t have a guarantor. We don’t want anyone to miss out on their desired home because of this and in the current climate, this has become even more important. As Nick Emms from UK Guarantor puts it:

We’re living in unprecedented times and the need for guarantor services has never been more acute. The combined service that will be delivered under the housing Hand brand will provide an invaluable resource for many of those who are already facing additional pressures in their lives.

Nick Emms, Managing Director, UK Guarantor

Being in a position to be able to help more people into rented accommodation is a dream for us and exactly why Housing Hand was created in the first place.

We’ve already helped and processed 87,764 applicants since 2013 and covered more than £646 million in rent. Part of the reason for our strong track record is the relationships we form with accommodation providers; we’ve been working with over 3,500 accommodation providers since our inception and now, thanks to our new partnership with Accommodation for Students, we can access even more.

As the UK’s number one student accommodation website, we are thrilled to be working in partnership with Housing Hand. Together, we aim to ensure that those studying at the UK’s world-renowned universities are able to access appropriate accommodation throughout their higher education.

Simon Thompson, Managing Director, Accommodation for Students 

We’re delighted with this new acquisition and partnership, not just for what it means for us as a company but what it means for the thousands of future renters we’re going to be able to help.