Top 5 Guaranteed Rent myths – BUSTED!

 We hear about local agents talking about our Guaranteed Rent schemes and we thought we would set the record straight about some of the myths we hear.

Myth 1.   They put any person in your property.

False. Smartmove carry the financial risk of your property whether there is a void period and even if there is ever a need for legal action. Therefore we are super careful about which tenants we put in your property.  Our tenant vetting procedures are second to none.

Myth 2.  There is no Guaranteed Rent for LHA tenants.

False.  In certain circumstances, we will guarantee the rent of an LHA tenant.

Myth 3.  You get less money through Guaranteed Rent

False again!  When you take into account lettings agent commissions, fees, and void periods, our Guaranteed Rent can actually deliver a greater net profit than a full market rent. Landlords are often distracted by the headline rental value, not the rent that they actually bank at the end of the year.

Myth 4.  Smartmove just take out a Rent Guarantee Insurance and factor the difference.

Again, this is false.  Smartmove do not involve any third party in our scheme.  Our agency bear the full financial risk and we are only able to do this because we know the area inside out, and have the expertise to find a suitable tenant for your property.

Myth 5.  It sounds too good to be true.

It isn’t too good to be true!  We can certainly understand this sentiment.  However, Smartmove agency are able to offer Guaranteed Rent because they know their area so well.  They also manage multiple properties, meaning that they are able to spread their risk across many properties, not just yours.


Smartmoves Guaranteed Rent Scheme is trusted in the Boston with over 250 landlords opting for it for complete peace of mind.

It was set up specifically to serve the needs of busy landlords who want a complete “let and forget” solution.

Make 2016 the year that you never worry about another missing rent payment again!