We’re so proud to team up with Disability Horizons to bring to you ‘The Ultimate Guide to Finding an Accessible Home’
The fact that people with disabilities face discrimination is never more obvious than when we start searching for houses or flats that provide adequate wheelchair access or safe living for other specific needs.
There are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK – one in five of the population. Yet only a staggering 7% of homes in England are accessible. This equates to four-fifths of disabled people living in unsuitable homes.
Ironically, the accessible housing market is not particularly ‘accessible’, and can be difficult to navigate without spending a lot of time collecting information and research.
Luckily for you Disability Horizons and ourselves have done all the hard work for you and compiled over a decade-worth of combined experience to create this guide.
It will give you a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know to help you find the new accessible home – from start to finish.
It will help you to understand the housing market and available accessibility features, adaptations and their costs, and give you practical and straight-forward advice on how to find a property that suits your needs, whether you’re buying or renting.
It also includes handy checklists and notes sections where you can write down thoughts on exactly what you need.
You can also read more information about how Covid-19 is affecting the housing market, and how to keep safe if you are house hunting, including video viewings with our Branch Properties team.
Is now the right time to move?
Now is the time to move, whether you want to rent or to buy. As our blog showed last month, it is the right time to move https://www.branchproperties.co.uk/to-move-or-not-to-move-that-is-the-question/
The housing market benefits from post-lock down ‘mini-boom’ and it’s good to have the market moving at a steady pace again. For those buying, British property prices have increased thanks to a housing boom kick started by the stamp duty holiday.
People are wanting to move for a variety of reasons, mainly more space, more outdoor space and closer to green spaces. If your time in lock-down made you realise how inaccessible your home was, please click on the link below and enjoy!
We have our ‘Ultimate Guide to Finding an Accessible Home’ on our newly designed, accessible website, www.branchproprerties.co.uk and you can also download it from there.
If you need our help, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 020 3475 4022 or emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Otherwise, happy reading and stay safe, from us all here at Branch Properties and our fantastic partners at Disability Horizons too.