Rental guarantor service Housing Hand has announced a new partnership with student accommodation provider Kexgill.
The firms claim the arrangement will challenge the existing way that students are able to access private sector accommodation.
Any student who wishes to live in one of Kexgill’s properties will be eligible to use Housing Hand as their guarantor. This means that overseas students will be able to move into a Kexgill home and pay rent monthly, instead of upfront.
“Kexgill has a long tradition of challenging the status quo when it comes to providing student housing. We’ve been driving up standards in the sector since 1978 and are delighted to still be doing so in 2021, by working with Housing Hand to enable students to rent high quality homes more easily” say Antony Worswick, head of marketing at Kexgill.
Kexgill operates 3,000 beds in the UK through a mix of halls of residence, apartments and HMOs.
Units are spread across the North of England, including in Liverpool, Hull, Preston, Middlesborough, Salford, Stockton, Newcastle, Nottingham and Bradford.
Housing Hand has worked closely with Kexgill to identify what it calls ‘the pain points’ in the rental process for students.
The Housing Hand service is a guarantee, rather than an insurance. It covers all rent liabilities under the tenancy agreement.
“We're excited to be working with one of the largest operators in the North of England to break down barriers for students wishing to rent homes in the UK” says James Maguire, Head of Sales and Business Development at Housing Hand.
“Kexgill has a history of offering quality accommodation to students in Northern cities, so we are delighted to be working with them to remove barriers to rent in this way.”