Happy Customers

"We were really pleased with the service we received and it did exactly as it said on the tin. Dad is now out of hospital and has cash in the bank, which has meant he can see his Grandchildren enjoy their inheritance."

Mr B, Burnley, Lancashire

"National Homebuyers' staff were friendly and helpful and we went on to agree a sale with them; they even allowed us to change the completion date at the last minute to secure the property of our dreams."

Mr & Mrs M, Sandown, Isle of Wight

School Admissions Crisis: Parents Consider Moving After Missing Out On Primary School Places

Many parents have been left distraught after failing to secure a place for their child in their first-choice primary school. In fact, 40% of children missed out on their first choice of school, while a number of children did not even get one of their 6 choices and parents were left facing a school run to a school located miles away. The school system is in a state of crisis after the recent baby-boom and the government is being criticised for not doing enough to create more school places.

The situation was particularly bad for parents in London and other cities, where 1 in 5 children missed out on their first choice. Many parents are considering moving away from the cities in order to get their child into a school which is a lot closer to home.

According to an ING survey, 40% of parents are considering moving to get their child into their first choice of school. However, living in the catchment area may not guarantee your child a place. You should always check the admissions rules before you take such a drastic step; there are countless families who have spent tens of thousands of pounds moving house only to find they are still stuck with a school they didn’t want. Remember, if you are going to move, make sure you do it before the application closing date or you will be classed as a late application and will be left with the scraps anyway!

If you are considering moving to get your child into a better primary school you will need to do it as soon as possible, as you cannot apply for a school until you live in the catchment area. Consider renting a property until you can find your dream house; as long as it is your permanent residence when applying you will be eligible.

Why not contact a fast purchase property companies like National Homebuyers – we buy any house

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