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Hey Laura:

This was my experience with guarantias:

Most landlords wont consider the ones you can buy that usually use commerical properties (they want residential properties)

Some landlords wont deal with Corporate guarantias..a lot of professional landlords(have multiple rentals) got screwed during the crisis. There was a huge exodus by US investment banks and they didnt always fulfilled their contracts. On the other hand there are corporate and embassey rentals where landlords only rent to return clients.

As to the personal guarantia, it is the norm for renting since the crisis for both Argentines and Expats. As a result, amongst friends and family it is not a big thing to guarantee a property. (it s like co-signing a credit card, car lease etc) When we had to move to our second rental our landlord required a personal, residental guarantia and we had many friends that were willing to do it for us. We werent really comfortable with it, but we were reassured it wasnt a big deal.

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