Parent’s University Guide
Parent's University Guide to Newcastle Student Housing
We have created our Parent's University Guide to provide you
with advice and information on the process of renting a student
It is a big step when your son or daughter takes the
responsibility to rent a property for the first time. You can trust
Walton Robinson to guide them through the process and give them all
the information they need to choose the right property for them.
Things to consider include...
Most of our tenants renting student houses in Newcastle require
a UK guarantor as a guarantee that if they fail to pay the rent,
the guarantor will be able to pay for them. If you are acting as
guarantor on behalf of your son or daughter you will be given a
guarantor form to fill in and return with a copy of photographic
ID. The guarantor deed must be witnessed by a person not related to
or living with the guarantor and not party to the tenancy
The tenants sign a tenancy agreement which states they are both
joint and severally liable for the rent payments and therefore the
guarantors are also joint and severally liable.
In the event that one tenant does not pay their rent we go
through several steps to recover the arrears before we would
You can download a copy of the guarantor form here.
Once a tenant has signed up for one of WR's student houses in
Newcastle the tenants are sent a draft copy of the tenancy
agreement to read through before they come into the office to sign.
This sets out the terms of the tenancy including deposit and rent
To download a draft copy of the tenancy agreement click here.
If you are paying the rent for one of our student houses in
Newcastle on behalf of your son or daughter they will be given a
standing order mandate form for you to complete and either take
directly to your bank or use the provided details to set up the
It is important that you add a reference to your payment of the
property address and your son or daughter's surname. We get
hundreds of standing order payments and the reference means we can
easily allocate the payment to the right tenant.
Most of our landlords require a deposit before the tenants move
into student houses in Newcastle to cover any damage that could
potentially occur. The deposit amount is the equivalent of one
When a tenant initially signs up for a property with Walton
Robinson they will pay £100 as a holding deposit to secure the
property and the remainder of the deposit will be due in the second
appointment when they come to sign the tenancy agreement.
Once the tenants have moved out of the property, we will conduct
a thorough checkout inspection to asses the condition of the
property and how much of the deposit will be returned to the
In addition to our
Parent's University Guide…
We hope that our Parent's University Guide has proved useful,
and if you have any further questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the office on 0191 243 1000.