It is unlikely that a guarantor will be happy to guarantee the rent of tenants he or she does not know (for example.B. in the case of parents who guarantee the rent of a property in which a child lives with other friends). While capping the guaranteed amount is a way to make the guarantor happier, it returns the risk to the owner. The landlord may prefer not to collect the guarantor, but ask for more rent in advance or a larger deposit. We can provide you with warranty forms and/or revise your rental agreement so that landlords are protected and documents are up to date. We have experience in successfully prosecuting claims against guarantors in County Court in Yorkshire and beyond. If you need help, please contact Gareth Archer or Lynne Branchflower. Warranty liability is limited to that set out in the original rental agreement, unless explicitly stated. If, at first, the rental contract is temporary without a subsequent suit being expressly provided for, the liability of the guarantor ends. Any modification of the guarantee must be approved by the guarantor.
Otherwise, the guarantee can only be applied if the modification is „manifestly insignificant or not“.  It depends on what is in the guarantee agreement or what is agreed orally. It also depends on the wording of the guarantee. For example, they can remain liable as long as the lease lasts and for possible rent increases. If this is the case, you are legally liable if the tenant does not make any of the promises he made in his lease before the expiry of the lease and remains liable for a period of six years from the date he broke his promise. For example, if the tenant does not pay last month`s rent, the landlord has 6 years from the date the rent was due to act against you and/or the tenant. There is a legal obligation that a warranty agreement be in writing. The agreement defines the legal obligations of the guarantor. For example, if the tenant you guarantee shares the lease with friends or classmates, the guarantee will likely make you responsible for the entire rent, not just their individual share.
You may also be liable for damage caused by one of the tenants, not just the one you want to help. This may not be what you expected and why it is important that you understand the terms of the warranty before accepting them. It is possible to negotiate with the owner a modification of a warranty contract. This would ensure that the deposit`s liability is limited to your rents or the damage you have caused. The recovery of rents and losses incurred as a result of a breach of a rental agreement by a tenant is of course a priority for landlords.. . . .