Is it for you?

International students  have found providing a qualifying Irish rent guarantor a hurdle when renting in the private sector. Housing Hand has partnered with universities around the country to alleviate this issue for students.

What is it?

We are an Irish rent guarantor service.
Housing Hand acts as a rent guarantor service for international students. We are the only award-winning Irish rent guarantor service offering fully comprehensive cover of rent, damages and dilapidation's for students who cannot provide a qualifying rent guarantor.
We partner with universities.
We can create a bespoke service for your University. This is essentially a white label product, where the University actively promotes the service to their students and Housing Hand provides integration, co-branded application pages with an affiliate link, as well as marketing materials.
Providing value to your international students
By partnering with Housing Hand and establishing a Guarantor Service, international students applying from your University pay a reduced fee. We undertake all the administrative requirements and remove the need to set up a designated team or employ additional staff.
Safe, secure and financially insured guarantor service.
Universities that partner with us take on no financial risk. We take the financial risk and comply with regulatory requirements. Housing Hand can be referenced as a guarantor with a host of partner pro
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Housing Hand Partnerships


Tenancy Agreements
All tenancy agreements are checked for fairness and suitability by our dedicated team. We sign the accommodation providers guarantor deed and therefore are accepted by all. We accept tenancy agreements with Joint and Several Liability.
Dedicated Partnerships Manager
We assign all of our a Universities a dedicated partnerships manager who will work with you to answer any questions or discuss any concerns. They attend your Universities Housing fairs to advise students about the issues of renting in the private rental market.
Information Partnerships
We provide relevant information about the issues relating to guarantors by supplying the Accommodation, International, Welfare and Student Union departments with information materials & brochures along with our expert advice. This is the basic level of service we provide to all our university partners.
Referral Service
Universities actively refer Housing Hand to their students who cannot provide a guarantor with direct web links on the relevant University Accommodation, Advice and Student Union web pages. This is the preferred relationship for most of our university partners.

Guarantor Service

Guarantee Length
We can stand as a guarantor for a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 12 months. The student must renew for the Housing Hand service once their guarantee has expired after the 12 month tenancy.
How does the student apply?
We can tailor this to your needs. We can create bespoke application pages, integrate API links, or you can just direct students to the application form on our website www.housinghand.ie and they can select their University from there.
What happens if a student can't pay their rent
If the student is unable to pay their rent, they must contact our Credit Control team at Housing Hand, so that they are able to work with the student. We are contactable on +353 (01) 209 1909 or via email on [email protected]. We'll talk to the student about their situation and help find a solution.
University Guarantor Service

The Benefits


Partner With The Best

Using Housing Hand will provide a seamless, worry-free experience for students and parents alike.


More Attractive To International Students

Help your University stand out to international students by providing them with an award-winning guarantor service.

Common Questions

How does Housing Hand help students exactly?

Renting in the private sector can be a challenging time and one of the biggest financial strains for students. We are here to support students who cannot secure housing. Also, to help them afford to pay in advance because they do not have an eligible Irish rent guarantor.

How many Universities do Housing Hand work with?

Housing Hand currently works with over 100 Universities in Ireland and the UK who are looking for ways to provide more support and better service for navigating the accommodation market.

Will Housing Hand attend a Universities student fair?

Yes. Housing Hand would be thrilled to attend your housing fair and student events! We always arrive in a good mood, fully prepared to share valuable information about our guarantor service.

What people say about us

We’re incredibly proud of the service we offer and think it makes us the best rent guarantor service in Ireland. But don’t just take our word for it, this is what some of our university partners have to say.

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