Having just taken on a property adapted for disabled use, it got me wondering exactly how easy it is for disabled clients to find suitable properties? Do property portals have filters for this type of home or is it an exercise in frustration for many clients who have to laboriously explain requirements again and again to different estate agents? In a city like Bath (chock full of Georgian townhouses & built on seven hills) there are very few potential apartments – I remember looking for one of my best friends who has MS and needed ground floor accommodation with wheelchair access and it took us months to identify even a handful of possibilities – and finding one a)with a garden, b)with level access and c)at normal prices is a needle/haystack job.
Hmm – just called Rightmove to check and they have no current filter for adapted properties. They’ll happily identify “retirement” or “cheap” homes but not anything else more specific. So, do I insert a few keywords into the description and hope?
OK – Google has produced http://accessible-property.org.uk as an option. £25 per property to be featured on their site – sounds cheap compared to Rightmove!
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