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Research on Private Rental

Hi everyone.  

I’m looking for some help and feedback from wheelchair users who are looking for, having issues with private rental properties. 

We are a private property letting company, looking to convert some studio flats and one bed flats to make them accessible and available to wheelchairs users.  

What I want to know is what is important to you?  This is not about the cost of rent, this is about what would make a rental property appeal to you. 

If you would be interested in completing a survey, (link to follow) I would be really grateful for your input. 

Thanks

Kelly Dean 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm one of the community champions here on scope and i'm here to help and advise others.

    I have a disability and would be happy to take part in that survey.

    I do have a question for you though, are you a letting agency that accepts those that claim DSS? I'm not saying all disabled people claim benefits but a lot of them certainly do and it's almost impossible these days to find a landlord/agency that accepts us.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    Hi @anthuriumproperties and welcome to the community. We'll be happy to have a look at your survey. :smile:
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    Your feedback is really important to the development of the online community, so please remember to complete our online community annual survey
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    I’m happy to take part too! 
  • forgoodnesssakeforgoodnesssake Member Posts: 358 Pioneering
    Very interested - one issue that immediately comes to mind is that a one bedroom flat is only any good for a single person with no care needs (ie no need of any live in help) or a couple with no dependents.  What about wheelchair users with higher support needs , or families?  In our experience there is virtually nothing in a large northern city that has 2 bedrooms and is accessible...it's all sttudio flats


  • GarzaGarza Member Posts: 119 Pioneering
    as has already been said one big problem is the fact that many private landlords will not take people on benefits, I recently looked to move closer to my partner in warwickshire and found nothing suitable at all 
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