Changes force landlords to disclose a home’s accessibility

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FROM November, landlords and owners will be required to disclose whether a house is accessible for people with limited mobility following amendments made today (February 18) by the ACT Greens. 

As of November houses, which cater for all ages and abilities, will need to be listed as “adaptable” on property rental and sale ads in the ACT, says ACT Greens housing spokesperson Caroline Le Couteur.

“If you’re a person with limited mobility and you’re looking for a house to live in, there’s currently very little information listed on rental and sale ads, so it’s not always clear if this property can meet your needs,” she says.

“Landlords and owners are not required to disclose this when advertising a property.

“There are many of these properties in Canberra – but if you don’t know about it, it’s exhausting to have to check individual properties, one by one.”

Caroline says these changes are a simple, practical solution to the problem.

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