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Experience:  LL.B, LPC, LL.M, Pg.Dip, Solicitor-Advocate. UK Practising Certificate issued by SRA., DIFC Courts Registered (Dubai)
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My Mrs wants to help her sister to attain a rental property

Customer Question

JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: My Mrs wants to help her sister to attain a rental property by being a guarantor?
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: In Enfield London
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: So the documents are submitted to the letting agent
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's it.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
How can we counter protect ourselves? However we do not own a property, we are only renting.
Expert:  INC Law replied 7 months ago.


Thank you for your query. How do you mean protect yourselves?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
If my sister in law is unable to pay, they can force us to pay.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Protect in the sense by only paying up to x amount of money.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Or by adding a clause to the agreement.
Expert:  INC Law replied 7 months ago.


If you enter into a Guarantor agreement, this would mean that in the event that your sister in law was unable to pay, you would be come liable to pay.

This is the purpose of a Guarantor agreement.

I hope this answers your questions. If so, kindly rate the answer and provide feedback.

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