The Ins and Outs of Moving to Study in the UK

In my previous blog, “Don’t forget your toothbrush” we highlighted the essentials of what you need to prepare, and to use a spreadsheet for managing the “project” of moving to the UK and deadlines. As a reminder, you can download a FREE copy of the Smart Student Guides packing spreadsheet. This article is about what […]

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Did I tell you that I’ve written a book?

Yes, after 5 years of writing, editing, & trying to understand publishing whilst still running property projects, in June 2017 the book was published. Brilliant! Well the feeling of relief is. Smart Student Guides, Renting Property: 147 Invaluable Rental Tips To Save You Money, Out-Think The Rogues, and Get Your Deposit Refunded It’s a very […]

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Dont forget your toothbrush!

This article is to help International Students moving to the UK, although the packing list will also help any student who is leaving home to attend university or college. My thanks to Natasha Hockney of http://quietspherestudents.co.uk/blog/ who asked me to write an article to help International Students, and for adding the hyperlinks. In fact the content […]

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Students Money-saving And Rental Tips

The next part of the title to work on was the sub-heading. Another brainstorm resulted in a score of alternatives. None of which I was certain were ideal for the marketplace. One of the issues in marketing this book is that the initial audience is obviously students, but will they will actively seek out advice? In our, and […]

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Lettings agent fees will be banned

Chancellor’s autumn statement included the ban of agents fees to tenants http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38065249 In my opinion many agents use this as a big profit opportunity eg charging students £500. This is excessive but many agents will get away with it because tenants believe that they have to pay the fee. This is covered in my book, […]

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Book progress

Having completed my property projects a few months ago, I only needed to tie up administrative loose ends and see through the sale of the properties. A couple of weeks ago, much to my relief, the property in Scotland completed. Its a hard slog up there and we certainly mis-read the marketplace. The level of […]

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Student Rentals book

Bit of progress. I had feedback from a professional “reader”. Apparently my sentence construction was too complicated. This means I used words that are too long. That makes me laugh. Students are supposed to be “smarter than your average bear”. They also recommended that I make contents into 2 books. One for students and one […]

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Property related definitions

Another time-consuming project has been collating all the terms used within conveyancing & property, and writing explanations. I have most (can you ever have all) listed on a spreadsheet, with outline definitions, but again, editing takes an age!

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Eventually I will find time to set up this website!

My property rentals book was written 12 months ago but I still haven’t found time to edit it and get it published. I have started looking on Elance & ODesk for editors as I want two formats. One for the book and another for a Kindle format, which will be greatly reduced in size as […]

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