Letting with schools in mind

3 September 2018

Letting with schools in mind

As the school holidays come to an end many parents will soon be researching and applying for a place for their children at the school of their choice for September 2019.

“Moving into a catchment area where parents are more likely to secure a place for their child is one of the main reasons for moving, whether it’s through buying or renting nearby,” says Richard Town, partner at Henry Adams Lettings in Horsham & Hayward Heath.

“As catchment areas change so frequently, family properties closest to the preferred school rise in highest demand from prospective tenants with school age children. Landlords considering investing in a family home with three or more bedrooms should certainly look at the popularity of the nearby schools when making their choice.”

Richard adds, “Fortunately around this area so many of the schools are good or outstanding with strong reputations. Even so, we do still discuss with investors which might be more attractive to tenant families and it could be the other local amenities, such as a station nearby, or simply the size or age range of the school which is more likely to appeal to tenants.”

Within half a mile of the train station in Horsham and close to Millais and Forest School is a spacious house with three double bedrooms, available to rent through Henry Adams Lettings at £1,395 per month plus fees. Grove House in Foundry Lane has been completely refurbished including new carpets and a contemporary kitchen, and has a private garden & parking for two cars.

“This is a well located house for the station and schools so it’s worth viewing by tenants interested in either or both, or simply a centrally situated and spacious home,” adds Richard.

“We often find that once a let is agreed and children start at the local school, families are likely to stay for some years as their children go up through the school, so it’s a good, longer term option for both the tenant and the landlord.”

At Henry Adams Lettings we also work closely with our network of sales offices to offer advice to investor property owners on the full range of buy-to-let options for both long term or more immediate requirements.

For professional and honest advice on any aspect of residential lettings, contact Henry Adams Lettings in Horsham on 01403 282500 or visit any of our specialist lettings offices across the region.

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