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ThreeHousesNoHouse Fri 10-Aug-18 13:59:07

We started buying a house in May, we thought it would be done by the summer holidays.

It’s a different town so new schools etc. One hour away outside rush hour.

We are renting here so don’t want to give notice yet. Schools said we would have to have exchanged contracts before getting a place. The seller is being slow with documents and the chain has broken a couple of times. I don’t know what to do.

We can’t afford to rent a new house in the new town and here and have a new mortgage. They are all saying six months rent minimum. I don’t know what to do.

Singlenotsingle Fri 10-Aug-18 14:02:15

Maybe try Airbnb? Sometimes you can find a whole flat or house...

Funnyface1 Fri 10-Aug-18 14:05:09

Ring the sellers estate agent, explain the situation and say you'll be forced to pull out of the sale if things don't get moving. Usually works.

ThreeHousesNoHouse Fri 10-Aug-18 19:30:59

The latest problem is that the seller has said the people selling the house he wants to buy are dithering.

The air b n b idea seems to be what we will have to do. But a school will not accept this for a place :-(

Pulling out will not help because then we will have even less chance of exchanging contracts by 1 September.

Dh will be in our rented house as it is closer to his job. Dh and I will be in rented room until we can move in. The difficulty is that we don’t know how long to book and don’t want to be in a position where we have

1. Our current rental house.
2. A mortgage
3. An air bnb booking - even a single room for a month can end up costing us more than our current rent.

We can’t afford to pay these three amounts at the same time :-(.

ThreeHousesNoHouse Fri 10-Aug-18 19:31:47

*Dd in rented room with me.

Caribbeanyesplease Fri 10-Aug-18 19:34:07

I’m confused

The date to which to apply to school isn’t the 1st September. That’s the beginning of the school year.

It’s between jan and April

PattiStanger Fri 10-Aug-18 19:42:23

Presumably the DD is already at school and is looking for a transfer - is that right?

You might have to suck up the extra short term cost if you can for the longer term benefit

ThreeHousesNoHouse Fri 10-Aug-18 20:15:51

Dd is at school in town x and will need a school in our new town y.

ThreeHousesNoHouse Fri 10-Aug-18 20:16:54

We tried to apply for a place but we needed proof of address in the cachement area.

RandomMess Fri 10-Aug-18 20:27:33

You don't move school until you move house confused

Caribbeanyesplease Fri 10-Aug-18 20:37:14

How old is dd?

ThreeHousesNoHouse Fri 10-Aug-18 20:41:59

Dd will be moving to senior school.

ThreeHousesNoHouse Fri 10-Aug-18 20:42:31

Random- exactly- that’s the problem.

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Fri 10-Aug-18 20:43:51

Do you have a school place in your current area for her?

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ThreeHousesNoHouse Fri 10-Aug-18 21:17:25

She’s at school here, but we had hoped to avoid a few weeks at a new senor school then leave and start somewhere new :-(

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Fri 10-Aug-18 21:24:11

So just de-reg her and homeschool for a few weeks.

BoomBoomsCousin Fri 10-Aug-18 21:27:59

I can see why you really need it to happen now. Does the school have spaces? I thought if they had spaces they had to take you if you wanted to go there (though a 1 hour commute doesn't sound great)?

Do you really have to move? If your current place is closer to your DH's work, what is the impetus for moving? If it's essential to move there, can you pull out, rent in new area and start house hunting again?

NerrSnerr Fri 10-Aug-18 21:33:22

Does the new school have places?

RB68 Fri 10-Aug-18 21:36:29

Speak directly to the school.

I would just stay put and keep her off for a bit - it is a shame she misses the start but sometimes that's the way things go. Itwon't ruin her life children change all the time.

BoomBoomsCousin Fri 10-Aug-18 21:40:25

The trouble with keeping her off is that you have no guarantee that this sale will actually go through. Certainly not a guarantee it will go through in just a few weeks. You need a plan B.

ThreeHousesNoHouse Fri 10-Aug-18 21:55:32

We have to move. We can’t afford m25 prices anymore. The two high schools both had places but said I have to apply though the council who said I need proof of address.

BoomBoomsCousin Fri 10-Aug-18 22:49:42

If you're prepared to drive her to school while you wait for the house to come through, can you not apply for the new school from your current address?

Racecardriver Fri 10-Aug-18 22:55:02

Could you rent a 1 bed flat so that if the sale does go through it won't cost to much?

Labradoodliedoodoo Fri 10-Aug-18 23:03:47

Ask the estate agent if they have any empty properties with owners who would be willing to rent a month at a time.

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