How attractive could your property be to the 10 million UK citizens who identify themselves as disabled? That’s a lot of potential purchasers! Of course, not all disabled people need accessible property, but a significant number do, and taking the time when you advertise to promote access features of your property increases the likelihood of making that all important sale. And it’s not just disabled people – older people also appreciate information about access.
There’s nothing complicated about promoting access as part of your advert. The House Shop provides you with all you need in the form of a detailed checklist in which you can tick features that are likely to benefit someone with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. For example, does the property have level access, an entrance level WC, or a wetroom?
The features that you tick will appear as part of your advert – and buyers searching the House Shop website are able to select any combination of these and choose to view only properties that meet their access needs. So taking the time to promote access properly is a really worthwhile exercise from everyone’s point of view.
The checklist that we use has been developed in partnership with access specialists, The Accessible Property Register www.accessible-property.org.uk
- Parking available
- No steps on approach to the property
- Level or ramped access
- Level access to main entrance level rooms
- Entrance level WC
- Property in multi-storey blocks will qualify providing there is suitable lift access.