They are personal loans you can get when you are renting a property.

Tenant loans are normally unsecured so you do not need to be a homeowner or use another asset as security to borrow the money.

How to get the best tenant loan

The best loan for tenants is the one that offers the lowest interest rate for the money you need, and for the term you want to pay it back over.

This comparison shows the representative APR offered by each lender, but you may have to pay a higher rate depending on the loan you want or if you have bad credit.

To qualify for a lender's representative APR, you usually have to borrow a certain amount, for example, 5,000 to 14,999 over 1 to 3 years.

You can also apply for a tenant loan if you are self employed, but you need to have at least 1 year's audited accounts to prove your income.

What rate will you get?

The rate you get is based on:

  • The loan amount you want: This can affect the interest rate you get offered, as some lenders set borrowing tiers for their loan rates.

  • The length of the loan: A longer loan can reduce your monthly payments, but you could pay more in interest over the term.

  • Your credit record: A better credit history will improve your chances of getting the best rates offered by a lender.

To increase your chances of getting accepted for a loan as a tenant, register on the electoral roll for your address.

If you have bad credit, you could compare guarantor loans instead. You can apply for them with a friend or family member acting as a guarantor.

Tenant loans FAQs

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Can I get a tenant loan if I am not on the electoral roll?

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You could, but being registered to vote at your address helps lenders confirm where you live. This increases your chance of getting accepted for a loan.

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Can I get a joint loan with another tenant?

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Yes, but you both need to pass the lender's loan criteria. Check your credit record and register at your address to improve your chances of acceptance.

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How old do I need to be to get a tenant loan?

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You have to be at least 18 years old for most loans, but there is also an upper age cap which differs depending on the lender, e.g. 70 years old.

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What does APR mean?

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It stands for annual percentage rate, which is the interest you pay on the total value of your loan.

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Is there an easier way to borrow a small amount of money?

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If you only need a small amount, you could consider any of these options.

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Can I get a debt consolidation loan as a non homeowner?

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Yes tenant loans can be used to consolidate other more expensive debts.

Q

Can I get a loan if I rent a council house?

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You can still apply for a loan if you rent a council house, but you will still need to pass the lender's loan criteria to be accepted.

About our loans comparison

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Who do we include in this comparison?

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We include every unsecured loan you can get in the UK and peer to peer loans from our panel. They are all from lenders regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Here is more information about how our website works.

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