It would be most unusual for a guarantor’s liability to end abruptly at the end of the 12 month period.
Having said that, assuming that it does, then the guarantor’s liability doesn’t end per se but still applies up to the point the guarantee ended.
Hence, the guarantor would be liable in those circumstances for any damage which happened up to the date the guarantee finished.
I don’t know why the neighbour accessed the property but assuming that your daughter can prove that the photographs were taken at the end of the tenancy and not when she moved in, I cannot see for one moment how the landlord could take this matter to court and succeed.
I don’t know if you have raised the issue with the landlord of the neighbour accessing the property and whether you have sent the photographs showing the condition that it was in at the time your daughter left. If not, I suggest that you sent them now along with an appropriate covering letter. I can see no reason to hold back on that.
Back to the issue of your credit history, if the landlord did take you to court and even if the landlord did succeed against you (which seems unlikely) then provided you pay any judgement within the time mentioned in the judgement order, then it doesn’t get registered against your credit history. In circumstances like that, to make sure that he doesn’t get registered and it doesn’t get overlooked, I always suggest that if there is a judgement against a person, they pay it in court on the day.
If it wasn’t possible to do this, then anyone who have had a dispute and lost would be at risk of having their credit history trashed and that’s why provided it’s paid within the timescale, it doesn’t get registered.
However I reiterate that with such outstanding evidence as your daughter has, it would appear to be somewhat remiss of the landlord to stumble blindly to court.
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