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1. Here, you need to realise that once you become guarantor, you stand liable for the full amount liable, unless you either limit your liability to an express figure or for example, to one quarter of the amount owed. However, once you sign a guarantee for a person who is jointly liable for all the debt, then you stand liable to be asked to pay up for the full amount of the debt. So, I would suggest that you limit your liability as guarantor to one quarter of any amount owing as that is the sum which your son would be liable for, if each of the tenants paid their fair and equal share. I daresay that the landlord will not be happy with you limiting your liability in this way. But you can point out that the landlord is really doing a belt and braces job getting the benefit of at least three if not four, guarantors.