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I have received a letter asking to pay for overdue rent,

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i have received a letter asking to pay for overdue rent, however ihave not signed to be a guarantor.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me where the property is located?
Customer: essex uk
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no
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Customer: i had given them my ID, bank statement and licence info to conduct a credit check
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Property Law
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
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Expert:  james bruce replied 17 days ago.
Hello, I hope you are well. My name is***** am a solicitor advocate and I will be assisting you with your question today. I am very sorry to hear of the problem you are experiencing and I will do my best to help you with this matter. 

If you have not actually be provided a guarantor document to sign, and have not signed any such agreement, then you are not the guarantor.

I would advice that you reply to the person, inform them that you only provided you details for a credit check, but at no time did they send you or complete and sign a guarantor agreement and therefore you are not liable.

They need to chase the actual tenant.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
by me giving them my information, could they use that against me?
Expert:  james bruce replied 17 days ago.

NO, you gave your detail for them to carry enquiries, they should have then informed you everything was clear and have you sign a guarantor contract.

Expert:  james bruce replied 17 days ago.

Can I assist or clarify anything further?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
no, they attached a gaurantor form in the email, but i didn’t t fill it out because i waiting to recieve the tenancy agreement before signing it. the form also requires a witness signature. on the letter they sent me it says i signed an agreement, which i know i haven’t. what would be the best thing for me to do going forward?
Expert:  james bruce replied 17 days ago.

Then as already advised above, you have not completed and signed as a guarantor, you are not liable. I did explain this before and that you should reply to them and advice them of that.


Expert:  james bruce replied 17 days ago.

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Expert:  james bruce replied 17 days ago.

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