Hi, my name is DianneXxxx! I want to move, could the council convert my wet room back? — Scope | Disability forum
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Hi, my name is DianneXxxx! I want to move, could the council convert my wet room back?

DianneXxxx Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello Everyone & Thank you for having Me! I have a question regarding wet rooms? 
My council property is not a disabled registered property & I only had this installed last year due to health reasons. I want to now move! But the wet room is not going to appeal to everyone! How Easy? Or Hard can it be to ask the council to convert this back? as I’m sure this will somehow hinder my move? any advice welcomed so I can understand better.  


  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @DianneXxxx

    Welcome to the community, I hope you are well and having a nice weekend. 

    This is a very supportive and welcoming place so I'm sure you'll enjoy taking part. I have moved your discussion over to our housing category so please feel free to have a browse through there for any related discussions.

    I'm not sure how easy or hard it will be to get them to convert it back, but I'm sure that there will be interest in taking your property from other disabled people who are looking to move.  Have you discussed it with the council? They might be able to ease your concerns over it a bit.

    Is there any particular reason you are looking to move?
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    The property is the responsibility of the council and will be up to them when you leave as yo whether they convert it back and not your problem 

    Tbh I think they would just leave it as a wet room is also usable for anyone and I don't think it would put many people off wanting the property 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,780 Disability Gamechanger
    I would say it's extremely unlikely they would convert it back. Was the wet room installed with funding from a Disabled Facilities Grant? If it was then there could a clause that you need to stay in the property for at least 5 years, otherwise you may have to repay it back. https://www.gov.uk/disabled-facilities-grants/eligibility

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.


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