Hi.the past 2 tenancies I have had I have paid 6 months rent upfront with bond as I have no guarantor.the letting agents have been fine with this.then paid 6 months upfront again when renewal was due.now I am looking to rent again privately as we have been served no fault sec 21 to leave.now every time we ask about a property.agents want a guarantor even with the whole rent upfront.(I am disabled.my son is disabled and my wife is our full time carer) this is what I want and need to know that might help.
.1,.is it law that I have to have a guarantor?
2.why do I need a guarantor if all the rent is already paid upfront.
3,I feel discrimination is playing a part as what’s to stop a working person suddenly stop paying rent!
Any help appreciated
The reason we are looking elsewhere is the rent has gone up and the landlord wants us to re apply for the house instead of a renewal. Also I believe my landlord is doing this out of revenge for reporting repairs that aren’t being fixed IE..toilet leaking.dripping on to floor and our hob broke on Xmas day whilst cooking dinner!.hob got fixed after 3 wks but toilet has been dripping for 1yr..even her handyman has had 3 attempts to fix it but made it worse!
Hope someone can help!