Improving housing rights for disabled people

Monday December 9th, 2019

Legislation will make housing more accessible.Housing Estate

New regulations will improve equality for people living with disabilities by giving them the right to make communal areas around their home more accessible.
Disabled people will be given the right to remove barriers to access by creating ramps, widening paths and installing hand rails in common areas, with the support of a majority of neighbours.
Under current legislation, a disabled person is unable to make minor accessibility changes to shared areas unless all owners give their consent.
The new regulations will also empower disabled people to challenge others from unreasonably withholding consent to make basic adaptations.

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