If you are a wheelchair user and you are looking to buy or rent a property you will undoubtedly find yourself facing major barriers due to very few estate or property agents having any knowledge of what is an accessible property. This includes the major online property experts that have not yet woken up to the requirements of the Disability Equality Act and the needs of the disabled.
Thankfully there is an accessible property specialist out there that has fully taken on board the needs of the disabled when buying or renting a property as well as offering management services to owners looking to find suitable disabled tenants including wheelchair user tenants.
What Is an Accessible Property This greatly depends on your disability and your exact needs, a wheelchair user for example will require either a level or ramped entrance, doors wide enough for wheelchair access, ground floor facilities such as a WC/wet room large enough to cater for a wheelchair user transferring on and off their chair as well as room for a carer if needed and of course a bedroom that offers enough space to maneuver etc.
People with vision impairments will be greatly assisted by doors, steps, handrails and any obstacles contrasting strongly in colour, such as dark coloured door against light walls; many vision impaired people will not see a white door located against a white wall. A simple coat of contrasting paint makes a world of difference to the vision impaired and such a simple solution.
How do you Find an Accessible Property
This can be a tricky and lengthy as well as a frustrating search if you use the everyday estate agent.
Most property sales and letting agent will think about where the nearest school, railway or major road network is.
Thankfully there is a property sales and letting agency called Branch Properties that specialise in finding accessible housing to buy or to let as well as helping sell your wheelchair adapted or accessible property by connecting you to disabled people that are serious about buying or letting.
This unique and personal service has been a long time coming and fills a much needed gap for people with disabilities that need an accessible property.
Check them out by clicking any of the highlighted links or call them direct on 020 3475 4022 to cut through the minefield of buying or renting a property that meets your personal needs.
Branch Properties also provide dedicated property management services, so if you are the owner of an accessible property and you want to let it to a disabled person of family with a wheelchair user why not give them a call and get connected to a trustworthy and suitable tenant just waiting to rent your property.