Who can be a guarantor?
Published 13th January 2019
Usually the guarantor on a mortgage is required to have some form of family tie. This is because the lender has a responsibility to ensure the person offering the guarantee is doing so legitimately, so only allowing relatives to be guarantors helps avoid fraudulent applications and complications later down the line.
- Parents, Adoptive parents, Step parents
- Brothers & sisters
- Aunts & uncles
- Any other close blood relative
For more about guarantors read this article. Keep in mind they aren’t always limited to blood relatives however, and occasionally if there’s a good explanation, some lenders may consider a non-blood relative as a guarantor (Step/foster parents etc).
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