2nd Jul 2020

Finding a Rural School

As the country starts to look beyond lockdown, more and more city dwellers are considering an escape to the country. In a series of articles Berwins’ property specialist Khal Shahjahan shares the tips he picked up from a career in property and by making the move himself.

Okay, so we clearly had plans of having children and laying down roots but you may not, but that does not mean considering what schools and educational facilities lie around you is a bad thing.

I have known many clients urgently selling to move into a postcode that is serviced by a decent school and to be honest, it can add value to a property.

Do be wary of being too close to an educational institution though as you may find noise from the school during breaks or parking chaos during the morning drop-offs or afternoon pick-ups can be a slight nuisance; not an issue during school holidays mind so for the right property, may be a price worth paying.

How long any importance is placed on the significance of where a property is located in relation to a school will be interesting to see though, as I know more and more schools have been going virtual the longer lockdown has progressed. It is likely therefore, if this way becomes the norm, boundaries for designated school regions will expand with physical presence of a building diminishing. As such, maybe more than being near good schools, you should consider connectivity (as mentioned above) and check to see where each targeted school boundary lies and the facilities your selected school is willing to offer?

As well as being an advocate for country life, Khal Shahjahan is a property specialist with almost 20 yeas' legal experience. He specialises in all aspects of residential conveyancing. 

Khal and Berwins' dedicated and property team is here to help. If you've found your dream home or would like to discuss your property needs, please get in touch by calling 01423 509 000 or use our contact form online.

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