Question: What documentation do landlords require from guarantors?
Answer: Landlords vary as to their requirements, but if a relative or friend is considering being your guarantor, that person should expect to show documentation that will verify income, such as a copy of the guarantor's most return tax return and pay stubs. The landlord may also want to check the guarantor's credit. Although looking into a guarantor's finances may seem intrusive, it makes good business sense from the landlord's perspective. Landlords can't just take a person's word that he can pay the monthly rent. (If they could, then the idea of a tenant needing a guarantor probably wouldn't even come up.)