Renting to a disabled tenant can expose landlords to a range of issues they’ve not previously considered. But it can ultimately prove to be a winning formula for landlords, a leading expert has suggested.
The challenges range from legal issues to taking steps to ensure that the property has the appropriate facilities and accessibility.
The legal issues stem from The Equality Act 2010, which was introduced to protect ‘people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society’.
The term disability is defined by the Act as a physical or mental impairment. And this would be something that would have a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
Landlords are not allowed to discriminate against a disabled tenant and are required to make any required changes to their property if the situation arises.