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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. 


Kelly Dean 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,828 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.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,596 Scope online community team
    Hi @anthuriumproperties and welcome to the community. We'll be happy to have a look at your survey. :smile:
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  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    I’m happy to take part too! 
  • forgoodnesssake
    forgoodnesssake Member Posts: 406 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's all sttudio flats

  • Garza
    Garza Member Posts: 149 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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