my partner and I are trying to rent a property through OpenRent.
I work full-time, and am the main breadwinner, and I’ve passed the vetting, apparently up to almost twice the rent for the place we’re looking at. However my partner hasn’t (Seeming on affordability, as she works part-time), and we’ve been asked to find a guarantor for her.
According the the landlord, the guarantor is required to enable OpenRent’s landlord insurance, and it’s not possible to just have me on the tenancy agreement as we’ll both be living there.
This seems to make it impossible for a couple without both people in full-time employment to rent through OpenRent, even if jointly they can easily afford the rent. Is that correct?