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To think Rightmove are blighting my property

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minitornado · 03/07/2017 18:01

Rightmove have labelled my house as "Outside admission area in 2016" for a popular local school, but it wasn't. I've sent them the irrefutable evidence, but apart from politely saying they will discuss it with their data provider, they are doing absolutely nothing about it.

The estate agent can't do anything about it either, as Rightmove have just added the info automatically.

I know that very sensible people might check with the Local Authority or the school before believing anything about school admissions on Rightmove, but they're probably more likely to do that with houses labelled as "inside" rather than "outside" of the admissions area. I suspect most just won't bother to check, and will look at other houses instead.

Good schools are massively oversubscribed in my area, and I feel my house is being blighted by this. Has anyone successfully got Righmove's data corrected in these circumstances??

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FizzyGreenWater · 03/07/2017 18:12

I'd take it up with your estate agent. If nothing can be done then I'd be making sure that I changed to an agent who listed on zoopla or onthemarket instead.

Depending on your area this may be a smart move anyway. I've noticed for both our area and the one we plan to move to, onthemarket has FAR more than rightmove. Zoopla about the same but the same properties seem to take longer to get on there. Rughtmove is the last of he three I check now...

However it really varies from area to area.


CrazyHairSister · 03/07/2017 18:15

Get your agent to put it in the advert themselves. They might not be able to change the algorithm on RM but they can add it to the description.


harderandharder2breathe · 03/07/2017 18:35

Can the agent add to the description saying despite Right Move's incorrect data it IS inside catchment for the school in 2016?


EssentialHummus · 03/07/2017 18:39

Get your agent to put it in the advert themselves.



minitornado · 03/07/2017 18:59

I wish it were that easy, but there are lots of streets affected, and all the houses would need to do the same thing to get the message across, or else people might never even bother looking at mine.

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Buckinghambae · 03/07/2017 19:03

They will be buying the data in almost without question.

So it's wrong somewhere else, find the else. Check the Google search 'school catchment area data' and see if you can find the source. If its Gov data, they are pretty good at correcting themselves when challenged.


RoseVase2010 · 03/07/2017 19:11

Just write that it's in the catchment area 'as per...', as far as I'm aware you can't filter RM by school catchment area.

Im sure there's probably a different reason it's not selling, post a link so we can pull your personal taste to shreds help.


Smarshian · 03/07/2017 19:17

I'm with RoseVase - link please Grin

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