Housing and disabled people: your rights

Advice and Guidance

Who is this page for?

  • disabled people
  • organisations that support disabled people

Which countries is it relevant to?

    • Great Britain

      Great Britain

Your rights to accessible and adaptable housing

We have produced guides for disabled people in England, Scotland and Wales, and the organisations that support them.

These guides set out your rights and responsibilities, information and tips on:

  • renting from a private landlord or from a letting agency
  • adapting your home
  • where to get help

Your rights to accessible and adaptable housing in England

Your rights to accessible and adaptable housing in Scotland

Your rights to accessible and adaptable housing in Wales

Easy read guides

We have also produced some easy read guides with information for disabled people. Easy read guides are made to be easier to understand.

Making changes to your home because of your disability

This information is for disabled people. It is about making changes to your home if you need to because of your disability. When you make changes to your home it is called adapting your home.

Your rights when you rent from a private landlord: information for disabled people

This guide is about your rights when you rent a home from a private landlord. This is when you rent a home from the person who owns the home.

Social housing and your rights: information for disabled people

This guide is about renting social housing and your rights. Social housing is housing run by councils and housing associations.

Guidance for local authorities

If you are a local authority in England or Wales or an elected member in Scotland see our housing toolkits: 

Housing and disabled people: what should local authorities do?

Last updated: 01 Feb 2019

Further information

If you think you might have been treated unfairly and want further advice, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

Phone: 0808 800 0082
Textphone: 0808 800 0084

You can email using the contact form on the EASS website.

Also available through the website are BSL interpretation, web chat services and a contact us form.

Post:
FREEPOST
EASS HELPLINE
FPN6521

Opening hours:

9am to 7pm Monday to Friday
10am to 2pm Saturday
closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Alternatively, you can visit our advice and guidance page.