We have been working with a range of sector organisations to encourage adaptions in the private rented sector.
The organisations involved in the adaptations guidance for landlords include the NRLA, the UK’s largest membership organisation for private residential landlords, Abode Impact; Accessible PRS; Age UK; Alzheimers Society; Branch Properties Accessibility Specialists; Centre for Ageing Better; Chartered Institute of Housing; Foundations; Golden Lane Housing; Habinteg; Nationwide Foundation; and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists – Specialist Section in Housing.
As the number of privately rented households headed by a person 65 years or older is set to double by 2046 according to the APPG for Housing and Care for Older People, we support the NRLA in launching guidance for landlords to address this ongoing issue. Taking this important step will also expand the number of adapted homes for UK disabled and older renters, helping create an inclusive PRS which works for all.’
Rod Dugher, director of housing at Golden Lane Housing explains, “We are delighted to be a contributor to the Adaptations: Good Practice Guidance from National Residential Landlords Association.
There are an increasing number of disabled and older people across the country who require adaptations in their homes to meet their needs, and this is set to rise. We would welcome more private landlords adapting their properties to support with the growing demand and provide the right home and environment to enable people to live the life they choose.”
Want to know more?
You can find Adaptations: Good Practice Guidance on NRLA’s website.