Main site > MoneySavingExpert.com Forums > Essential Money > House Buying, Renting & Selling > renting rooms to foreign students (Page 1)

IMPORTANT! This is MoneySavingExpert's open forum - anyone can post

Please exercise caution & report any spam, illegal, offensive, racist, libellous post to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

  • Be nice to all MoneySavers
  • All the best tips go in the MoneySavingExpert weekly email

    Plus all the new guides, deals & loopholes

  • No spam/referral links
or Login with Facebook
renting rooms to foreign students
Closed Thread
Views: 3,534
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
# 1
shoujoA
Old 20-08-2010, 2:49 PM
MoneySaving Convert
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 19
Default renting rooms to foreign students

not sure if this has been posted before, ive tried looking for it but not seen it anywhere....

does anyone know how i could go about letting out a bedroom to foreign students (sort of like a language exchange students but without me going over there...)

i dont really know much details about this sort of thing but was wondering if anyone has done it or any sites where you can sign up to be a volunteer host

i live a short bus ride from manchester city centre so we are in an ideal location for students

the room is only small but we wouldnt really be wanting to rent for lots of money anyway

any help would be much appreciated
shoujoA is offline
Report Post
# 2
mynameisdave
Old 20-08-2010, 2:54 PM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,147
Default

The best thing to do would be to contact the Universities directly.

They will likely have a housing officer producing lists of available rooms for foreign students. They may want to see the room to check it is suitable but that may not be relevant if it is a room in your house rather than a HMO.

Try Manchester, Man Met, and Salford for a start.
mynameisdave is offline
Report Post
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to mynameisdave For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 3
shoujoA
Old 20-08-2010, 2:55 PM
MoneySaving Convert
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 19
Default

thank you very much!! i will look into this
shoujoA is offline
Report Post
# 4
PasturesNew
Old 20-08-2010, 3:01 PM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SW UK
Posts: 48,941
Default

Google for local language schools. Rules tend to be:
- no single men allowed to take students
- no more than 3 students to a bedroom
- only boys or only girls, can't mix them in the same house
- you have to provide a breakfast, packed lunch, hot evening meal; contents of these are set out in the Rules but a typical packed lunch would be 2 rolls/sandwiches, a drink, a piece of fruit, a chocolate biscuit in a wrapper. A typical evening meal would have to include a dessert.
- many schools want you to deliver them to the place in the morning, then collect them again in the evening

So check out the above list against your expectations - and the rules of each individaul school.

Also, if you're taking any under 18 they're usually not allowed out in the evenings, or unsupervised. They can go out with you, but not alone.
PasturesNew is online now
Report Post
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to PasturesNew For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 5
tbs624
Old 20-08-2010, 4:56 PM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 10,628
Default

You will probably be required to have an enhanced CRB disclosure
tbs624 is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to tbs624 For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 6
spirit
Old 20-08-2010, 5:06 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: I'm here til Friday then I'll be over there.
Posts: 2,207
Default

and don't forget the cultural differences. I've had some right odd students.

1. the French girl daddy wanted out of his hair for the summer and who used to wander down to the phone box in her pjs.

2. the German lad who thought he owned the house and helped himself to things without asking.

3. a different french girl who didn't like using the tumble drier and hung wet washing on the curtain rail in her bedroom. the room very quickly smelled damp and musty as did her clothes. Also her smalls were visible from the road as her room was at the front of the house.

We also met a nice French girl who remains a friend to this day. I have been to her and her brothers wedding in France.

My sister who lives in Oxford has had some nice foreign students and a couple of odd ones too.
spirit is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to spirit For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 7
mynameisdave
Old 20-08-2010, 5:07 PM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,147
Default

Actually, it seems I have misinterpreted your post. I assumed you meant, for instance, offering a room to an 18+ year old who is coming over hear for a degree, if it is exchange programme stuff then the other comments are far better information!
mynameisdave is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to mynameisdave For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 8
Owain Moneysaver
Old 20-08-2010, 8:40 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sunny Central Scotland
Posts: 5,593
Default

Get international calls blocked on the phone!
Owain Moneysaver is offline
Report Post
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Owain Moneysaver For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 9
SouthCoast
Old 20-08-2010, 8:48 PM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,929
Default

One of mine was a German girl who was associated with this:

http://www.baader-meinhof.com/
SouthCoast is offline
Report Post
Closed Thread

Bookmarks
 
 




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 Forum Jump  

Contact Us - MoneySavingExpert.com - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All times are GMT. The time now is 2:41 AM.

 Forum Jump  

Free MoneySaving Email

Top deals: Week of 29 October 2014

Get all this & more in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email full of guides, vouchers and Deals

GET THIS FREE WEEKLY EMAIL Full of deals, guides & it's spam free

Latest News & Blogs

Martin's Twitter Feed

profile

Cheap Travel Money

Find the best online rate for holiday cash with MSE's TravelMoneyMax.

Find the best online rate for your holiday cash with MoneySavingExpert's TravelMoneyMax.

TuneChecker Top Albums

  • VARIOUS ARTISTSBBC RADIO 1'S LIVE LOUNGE 2014
  • TAYLOR SWIFT1989 (DELUXE)
  • ED SHEERANX (DELUXE EDITION)

MSE's Twitter Feed

profile
Always remember anyone can post on the MSE forums, so it can be very different from our opinion.
We use Skimlinks and other affiliated links in some of our boards, for some of our users.