To book with us you will need a guarantor! Sourcing a UK based guarantor for international students can be tricky. That is why we are partnering with the awesome team over at Housing Hand!
Our dedicated housing hand contact: Masie!
What is Housing Hand?
Housing Hand is a third-party Guarantor service that assists both UK and International Students with the cost of accommodation in their city of study. This means students can move into their accommodation immediately without the need to pay all of their rent up-front.
Am I eligible for Housing Hand?
All students are eligible to apply for Housing Hand.
How much does the service cost me?
Normally, Housing Hand would charge an additional 50 euro per month for students using the service. However, we at The Student Housing Company understand that every euro counts when you are a studying, and so to help make things as affordable as possible, we have agreed to absorb the fee Housing Hand charges, so you the student pay less. Huzzah!
How long does it take to get approved?
Applying for Housing Hand only takes a few minutes online. You will need to upload the necessary documentation and go through their application process which could be completed in the same day.
Housing Hand accepts 99% of applicants that provide the requested information and documents.
What do I need to apply?
Proof of Study – correspondence from a University, UCAS or a student ID.
Official ID – passport.
Co-Signer Details – this person must not be an existing Housing Hand customer.
Photographic ID (Passport, driver’s licence or national identification card)
Proof of residential address (utility bill or bank statement showing name and address and dated within the last 3 months).
What is a Co-signer?
A Co-signer can be a parent / family member or friend that can be contacted in the event Housing Hand cannot reach you. Co-signers must be working and over the age of 18. They are jointly liable for repaying Housing Hand should you default on your rent.
Who Do I Pay?
You continue to pay us directly as agreed in your contract. Payments do not go through Housing Hand, they simply act as your guarantor.