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As there’s not a lot of properties for sale in my area I’m looking at different opportunities and I wondered if anyone has got one or may be a portfolio of properties that have been set up for disabled or people with limited mobility.
I would like to know how easy are they to rent out and do you find that the rental price are more or less than typical rental properties as they are usually specialist conversions and can be quite expensive to do ? Or would anyone advise to stay away from these properties!!!
I am about to sell a large house, my own house, with excellent facilities for disabled people. Spectacular views, with carers flat, so highly lettable. My late wife was a wheelchair user, house was designed for accessibility rather than converted. Has a lift. Highly lettable property. 5beds, 3 bathrooms, 3 kitchens, .around a mil.
very interested in a thread around disabled access property.
Like you, so am I Glen. (Sorry to hear of your wife's passing)
Can I ask where in the UK are you based?
I would be interested in buy any properties designed for disable access. Please email me on email@example.com
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I think this is a great thread and sometime I have been thinking about myself, how do I diversify away from the crowded crowd!
Having been a care and support worker for over 10 years I have never knowingly visited a privately rented adapted property. Its generally a mixture of privately owned, council owned or an association/organisation. That doesn't mean its not possible, but its not common. My experience is with supported living and assisted living and it may be more common in independent living.
I am aware of organisations that will rent private properties on similar terms to a commercial FRI lease and I wouldn't be able to distinguish between this arrangement and an organisation owned property on a visit. If you google supported living you should find some local information.
Also consider the viable adaptations as they will vary considerably dependant on the disability.
A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.
Martin H. Fischer
Having 25 years of experience as a career, my late wife was an academic at University of Bristol, specialising I’m disabled peoples issues. I know from first hand there is certainly a market, as many people find themselves in need of more people friendly housing, through illness, accident, or just plain age. We became aware of a good section of people, well above the poverty line, stuck needing to move. I’d happily advise anyone trying to provide into the sector, which is growing fast.
Simple stuff:- no steps, wide doors is a fine start.
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I run a company that will be investing large-scale capital in to accessible properties to rent to wheelchair users. In the course of doing this we have learnt a lot about the market for wheelchair users/people with accessible housing requirements. We believe there is a large unserved market out there.
I wanted to let you know of another organisation that I've met in my travels: Branch Properties. They are the go-to specialists for individual landlords/properties with accessible features. They are mostly active in London. If you've got a property to rent, or are seeking a property, they are a great place to start. We are not affiliated with the company, I am sharing this purely for information in the hope it is helpful.
Best wishes everyone, Eleanor.
I recently posted a question about properties for limited mobility / disabled tenants as I wondered if the rental income would be higher or lower and how much demand there would be in the private sector as councils seem to have all of this sector in hand.
Where are you based and what are you views, do you have a large portfolio of rental properties just for disabled access ? Do you convert after purchasing a property or by them already converted ?