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Rental Guarantor Service

Faster Closings = Happy Clients

As a broker, your number one priority is making it easier for your clients to obtain their chosen apartment quickly and easily. All this happens with no hassle for your clients. You can count on the Insurent Lease Guaranty for college and professional graduates entering the workforce, employed US and non-US persons, self-employed persons, relocating persons, non-employed US and non-US persons with significant cash liquid assets, retired persons, U.S and international students and corporate leases.

With Insurent®, your clients can meet the tricky financial and credit requirements that might otherwise keep them from getting approved for their new apartment. You can now close more deals, and significantly increase your income. Clients can be approved within 30 minutes, and the guaranty is normally issued within 24 hours.

FAQs

Our Benefits

Expand Your Business

More approvals, more leases signed, more commissions earned. Grow your client base and get access to more available apartments.

Simplify the process

Qualified renters only pay Insurent a one-time fee prior to signing the lease on their new place.

Get Better Guarantees

Owners and landlords fill vacancies quicker, and eliminate rest loss giving you more time to help more renters. Our Rental Lease Guarantor Service is backed by an A rated (Excellent) insurance company.

Our Process

  • find a rental

    Find a Rental

    Select from thousands of Insurent approved buildings in NY, NJ, Chicago, Maryland, Virginia, DC and Boston, or get approved for a specific monthly rent.

  • broker application

    Submit an Application

    Have your clients fill out our short application form and get prequalified within 30 minutes.

  • get guaranty

    Get the Guaranty

    Your clients will typically receive the Guaranty within 24 hours.

  • sign lease

    Sign the Lease

    Once your clients are approved, they pay a one-time fee for the service prior to signing the lease on their new home.

  • commission

    Get Your Commission

    Insurent® speeds up the process for all parties, assuring you a quicker commission upon closing.

Brokers FAQs

  • What is the Insurent® Lease Guaranty Program?

    The Insurent® Lease Guaranty Program is the first and leading provider of institutional guarantees on residential leases accepted in over 400,000 apartments representing over 3,500 buildings in the seven states of NY, NJ, MA, VA, MD, IL and DC. The Rental Lease Guarantor Program fulfills the need for a lease guarantor/co-signer when a landlord requires that a tenant have a guarantor or requires significant additional security or prepaid rent by the tenant in order to obtain an apartment.

  • How can my clients benefit from the Insurent® Lease Guaranty Program?

    The Insurent® Lease Guaranty Program will help your client rent their chosen apartment without having to find an individual co-signer or lease guarantor acceptable to the landlord. It will also eliminate the need for significant additional security or prepaid rent to the landlord, and will quicken the approval process and shorten the time needed to obtain the apartment.

    The Rental Lease Guarantor Service may be used in any instance where a landlord will require the renter to have a co-signer or lease guarantor.

  • Who are the various types of renters for who you issue guarantees?

    We issue guarantees for graduating college and professional school students entering the workforce; non U.S. employed persons relocating to the U.S.; U.S. and international students with Responsible Parties; self-employed persons; relocating persons; non-employed U.S. and non U.S. persons with significant cash liquid assets; retired creditworthy individuals; and U.S. Corporations.

  • How much is the Guaranty fee under the Insurent® Lease Guaranty Program?

    On average, the guaranty fee for U.S. parties will approximate 70% - 90% of a month's rent for the one year lease guaranty. Average guaranty fees for non U.S. parties without U.S. based credit history will approximate 98% - 110% of a month’s rent for the one year lease guaranty. The guaranty fee is per lease, not per person. The renter pays the one-time fee prior to the execution of the lease agreement with the landlord. Guaranty fees for two year leases are approximately 85% higher than a one year lease guaranty, 18 month leases are approximately 39% higher, and 16 month leases are approximately 23% higher than a one year lease guaranty.

  • How long does it take to process the application for the Insurent® Lease Guaranty?

    The online application takes approximately five minutes per person and the application is normally processed within 30 minutes with the Guaranty being issued within 24 hours. Applications with co-tenants must be completed by all renters for the application to be processed.

  • What are the basic requirements for a renter to qualify for the Insurent® Lease Guaranty ?

    If US, a minimum annual income of 27.5x the monthly rent OR cash liquid assets/publicly held securities of a minimum of 50x the monthly rent, and decent to good credit.

    If non-US, a minimum annual income of 27.5x the monthly rent OR cash liquid assets/publicly held securities of a minimum of 50x the monthly rent, and no US credit history required.

    If an international student, a Responsible Party (normally a father or mother overseas) who has a minimum annual income of 50x the monthly rent in their home country OR cash liquid assets/publicly held securities of a minimum of 80x the monthly rent in their home country or elsewhere.

    If a US student or US person with income less than 27.5x the monthly rent, the renter must have decent to good credit and a Responsible Party (normally a father or mother) who has a minimum annual income of 50x the monthly rent OR cash liquid assets/publicly held securities of a minimum of 80x the monthly rent. The Responsible Party is just a signatory on our Agreement and have nothing to do with the lease.

  • Who pays for the Insurent® Lease Guaranty?

    The renter(s) pays for the Insurent® Lease Guaranty. If there are roommates, they would normally divide the guaranty fee equally, but they can divide the guaranty fee any way you like.

  • Who is the Insurer of the Insurent Lease Guaranty Program?

    The Insurent® Lease Guaranty Program is underwritten and issued by Argonaut Insurance Company, a property and casualty insurance company rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best and licensed in New York and 48 other states. Argonaut Insurance Company is located at 225 West Washington, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606, and is a subsidiary of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., a publicly held multi-billion insurance company.

  • Can my client use the Insurent® Lease Guaranty for any apartment?

    The Insurent® Lease Guaranty will only apply to apartments located in Insurent certified buildings or buildings that will accept the Insurent® Lease Guaranty. You can search the Insurent® database of certified buildings. Presently over 400,000 apartments representing over 3,500 buildings accept the Insurent® Lease Guaranty. Insurent is continuously expanding its base of certified buildings. In the event that a building you are interested in is not currently in our database, please notify Insurent® by email to landlord-info@insurent.com, and we will contact the building owner to attempt to signup the building. Signup normally takes one hour if the landlord want to signup their building.

  • Can my client get pre-approved and fully approved for the Insurent® Lease Guaranty before they find an apartment?

    Absolutely.

    Sole Applicants or Applications with 2-4 Renters: Yes, your client(s) can apply for the Insurent® Lease Guaranty with no application fee and be initially qualified and receive will an Insurent® Qualification Certificate normally within 30 minutes. They can then forward all their documents to be fully approved and you and them can show the Insurent® Qualification Certificate to landlords in any of the 3,500 Insurent participating buildings to expedite the lease approval process. Once they find the apartment, Insurent will just need the building address, monthly rent and lease dates to email them an Agreement and payment instructions before issuing a lease guaranty to the landlord.

  • Can the Insurent® Lease Guaranty Program assist my client if they are an international student or US student?

    Yes. We qualify an international student or U.S. student based on their father (or mother or some relative overseas or here) being a Responsible Party solely on our Agreement. Their father (or some relative overseas or here) would not be a signatory on the apartment lease. The father (or mother or some relative overseas or here) will just need to have a minimum annual income of 50x the monthly rent in their home country or a minimum of cash liquid assets/marketable securities held by them in their home country of 80x the monthly rent. We can also combine parents to meet the above tests. In the event that your client falls into that category, please email us at broker-info@insurent.com so we can guide you and them through the application process.

  • What do I do if the apartment my client chooses is not an Insurent certified building?

    If your client wants to rent an apartment in a building that has not yet been certified by Insurent®, the estimated time for certification of a building is one hour provided the owner/landlord wants to sign up their building. The Insurent® Lease Guaranty is presently available for market-rate and rent-stabilized apartments only, and it cannot be utilized for rent-controlled apartments.

  • The website states that the annual income or collective annual income must equal a minimum of 27.5x the monthly rent. Can the Insurent® Lease Guaranty Program still assist my client if their income is less than 27.5x the monthly rent?

    Yes. The Insurent Program can still assist your client if they have a Responsible Party. A Responsible Party would be a person (normally a father, mother or relative) here or overseas (if you are relocating from outside the U.S.) who meets either of the following tests: (i) such person(s) has a minimum annual income (in their home country) of a minimum of 50x the monthly rent you are seeking or (ii) such person has cash liquid assets or marketable securities (in their home country or elsewhere) equal to a minimum of 80x the monthly rent that your client is seeking. In the event that your client is relocating from outside the U.S., the Responsible Party would be in their home country and the tests above relate to their income or cash liquid assets in their home country. In the event that your client falls into that category, please email us at broker-info@insurent.com so we can guide you and your client through the application process.

  • Can the Insurent Program help my client if they just have significant cash liquid assets or marketable securities?

    Yes. The Insurent Program issues guarantees for non employed U.S. and non U.S. persons with significant cash liquid assets or marketable securities (here or abroad). In such event, such liquid assets would need to be a minimum of 50x the monthly rent that your client is seeking. In the event that your client falls into that category, please email us at broker-info@insurent.com so we can guide you and your client through the application process.

  • Can the Insurent Program help my clients if they have terrible credit?

    Unfortunately not. The renter(s) must have decent to good credit to be issued an Insurent Guaranty for their lease.

  • Can the Insurent Program help my clients if they have no U.S. based credit history?

    Yes. The Insurent Rental Guarantor Program issues guarantees for non U.S. persons with no U.S. based credit history. The Insurent Program can also issue guarantees for U.S. persons with no U.S. based credit history.

  • When is the Insurent® Lease Guaranty issued to the Landlord?

    The Insurent® Lease Guaranty is issued to the landlord when your client has executed the Tenant Participation Agreement and paid the guaranty fee. The landlord will not countersign the lease until the Insurent® Lease Guaranty has been issued to the landlord.

  • What is the duration of the Insurent® Lease Guaranty?

    The Insurent® Lease Guaranty Policy covers one year leases (including one year leases plus a partial month), two year leases, 13 month – 15 month leases, 16 month leases and 18 month leases.

  • Is the Insurent® Lease Guaranty offered for rent-stabilized apartments?

    Yes, the Insurent® Lease Guaranty Program is available for market-rate and rent-stabilized apartments, and not for rent-controlled apartments.

  • Do my client's rights change if they have an Insurent® Lease Guaranty?

    No. Your client's rights and obligations remain exactly the same, including their obligation to pay rent as required by their lease. In fact, your client will be subject to legal action for the full recovery of any payments that the Insurer makes to the landlord on their behalf.

  • Does the use of the Insurent® Lease Guaranty mean that my client cannot be evicted if they stop paying rent or breach any other provision of the lease?

    In the event that your client stops paying rent or breaches any other provision of the lease, the landlord will still take legal action that includes the commencement of an eviction proceeding against your client. In the event that the Insurer is required to make any payments to the landlord on your client's behalf, your client will be subject to legal action for the full recovery of any such payments and their credit report will be negatively affected.

  • What is my client's maximum liability under the Insurent® Lease Guaranty, in the event that they breach any of the lease obligations?

    Your client will be liable for any amounts paid on their behalf plus any legal fees incurred to collect those amounts from you.

  • What happens if my client has a cotenant or roommate?

    If two or more roommates will sign a lease (i.e., act as signatories), and if one of the signatories intends to apply for an Insurent® Lease Guaranty, then all signatories must apply for a lease guaranty.

    Once Insurent receives all applications that are required from signatories, each application goes through the evaluation and approval process. Insurent® requires separate applications from signatories because all signatories are bound to the rights and obligations under the lease.

    A roommate who is not a signatory does not need to submit an application to Insurent.

  • If my client has a roommate who will also be signing the lease, do they both have to apply for a lease guaranty, and pay fees?

    Yes, they will both be individually responsible for payment of the Insurent® Guaranty fee. How they divide the Guaranty fee payment for the Lease Guaranty is at their discretion.

  • If one spouse has bad credit and the other spouse has good credit, can they still qualify for the Insurent® Lease Guaranty?

    If your client's spouse is signing the lease, he or she must also complete an Insurent® application. Similar to when they would apply for an apartment lease, if they file such a co-application, both applications will be reviewed. In any circumstance under which there is more than one signatory on a lease, credit problems for any of the applicants could affect the approval decision. In such cases, it is still possible to qualify with only the person having good credit being the signatory on the lease and the other person being solely an occupant. We may decide to put the occupant as a signatory on the Insurent Tenant Participation Agreement wherein both of them will be joint and severally liable.

  • My clients are two or three roommates for the Insurent Guaranty. Do you look at the combined annual income of all of them or do each of them need to meet the minimum 27.5x the monthly rent level?

    We look at the combined annual income.

  • My client is self-employed and their earnings vary significantly from year to year. Can my client qualify for the Insurent® Lease Guaranty?

    Yes. Self-employed people are eligible to qualify for an Insurent® Lease Guaranty. The application review process is the same regardless of the applicant's employment status.

  • My client receives a bonus in addition to their base salary. Will the prospective bonus be included in the consideration of their application by Insurent®?

    Total income includes guaranteed bonuses. Expected bonuses may be given different weights, depending on their historical receipt of such bonuses, and the certainty of receiving such bonus.

  • Can a non-U.S. person with no U.S. credit history still qualify for an Insurent® Lease Guaranty?

    Yes. Non U.S. persons qualify for an Insurent® Lease Guaranty. Non US persons qualify as long as they have a minimum annual income of 27.5x the monthly rent OR have a minimum of 50x the monthly rent in the bank/publicly held securities here or abroad.

    We also qualify international students with Responsible Parties. A Responsible Party would be a person in your home country (normally a father, mother or relative) who meets either of the following tests: (i) has a minimum annual income of approximately 50x the monthly rent you are seeking or (ii) has cash liquid assets or marketable securities equal to a minimum of approximately 80x the monthly rent that you are seeking. In the event that your client is an international student or falls below the minimum 27.5x the monthly rent, please email us at broker-info@insurent.com so we can guide you and your client through the application process.

  • My client is a college or professional school graduate with a job acceptance letter. However, they don’t start their job for sixty days. Can they still qualify for an Insurent® Lease Guaranty?

    Yes. The job acceptance letter is sufficient verification of their annual income for them to be eligible to qualify for an Insurent® Lease Guaranty.

  • Can a relocation specialist apply on behalf of a client?

    Only the individual who will be the signatory to a lease, can apply for the Insurent® Lease Guaranty. This is because the information required of the applicant is confidential, as is the interaction between Insurent® and the applicant.

  • What markets are covered by the Insurent® Lease Guaranty Program?

    Currently, the Insurent® Lease Guaranty is applicable to apartments located in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington D.C, Maryland and Virginia. We plan to expand the program to other major U.S. markets in the near future.

  • What are Insurent®'s hours of operation?

    Insurent®'s hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EST), and Saturday and Sunday from 12noon to 5:00 p.m. (EST) excluding holidays. We also process applications in the evening and on holidays and issue Qualification Certificates at those times.

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