House­buy­ers pay more for schools

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

PAR­ENTS look­ing to se­cure a place for their child at one of the na­tion’s top state pri­mary schools are will­ing to pay on av­er­age 42 per cent more to live close by, ac­cord­ing to prop­erty web­site Primelo­ca­tion.com.

The study, which looked at ask­ing prices near the top 100 state pri­mary schools across Eng­land, re­veals how homes in these ar­eas com­mand an av­er­age price of £309,732, which is £91,618 (42 per cent) higher than the UK av­er­age of £218,114.

Primelo­ca­tion.com’s anal­y­sis also re­veals that rental prices in these ar­eas are 9 per cent higher than the na­tional av­er­age, with land­lords ben­e­fit­ting from par­ents keen to rent a prop­erty within their de­sired catch­ment area.

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