Make Access a Selling Point

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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?

You can see a full list of access features at the end of this article.

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

Once you have completed your advert with the House Shop, the property is automatically assessed and, if it meets our standards for wheelchair access, the advert will be uploaded free of charge to the Accessible Property Register website as well!

Wheelchair access’ just means that we are looking for property in which the entrance level is accessible to a wheelchair user. The upload will therefore be available to any property including the following features:

  • 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.


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