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Is there an age limit to renting?

My son is 17, 18 in august and his dad is going to be a guarantor to rent a flat, is this possible? Thanks.

Asked on Jan 21 2010, Renting in Derby | Report content

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  • Assuming Dad can pass the guarantor credit score then it should be okay. Basically as long as someone with a source of income claims responsibility should your son be unable to pay the rent.

    Answered on Jan 22 2010, Report content
  • You need to be 18 to form a contract in the UK. (Although in some circumstanes a Contract of Necessity may be awarded - e.g. rehoming a minor) You may want to consider having the Father listed as the Tenant, with your Son as a 'Permitted Occupier' until he is 18, when a new tenancy agreement could be issued in your Son's name, with the Father as Guarantor if required.

    Answered on Mar 18 2010, Report content
  • I agree with the above, however, just thought I should add that if the father was not actually living at the property then he would not be able to have an assured shorthold tenancy agreement in his name, as it would not be his main and principle home. Therefore a non housing act agreement would need to be used.

    Answered on Mar 9 2011, Report content
  • Hi there, in order to sign a contractual document you must be 18 years or older in the UK.

    Answered on Sep 30 2011, Report content
  • Hi, For that age he would need a guarantor in place.

    Answered on Sep 27 2013, Report content

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