BBC programme turns spotlight on lack of suitable rented property for disabled people in Bath
An investigation has turned the spotlight on the lack of suitable rented property for disabled people in Bath.
Journalist Paul Carter, who is a wheelchair user, went undercover in Bath to discover whether disabled people were being locked out of the rental market in the city.
The Inside Out West programme shows Paul's attempts to find a suitable property for a wheelchair user in Bath.
He told the programme that after contacting 20 letting agents in the city he was only able to book five viewings and only one of those was accessible.
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Paul said it would be unfair for all estate agents to be qualified access auditors or experts in disability but highlights the need for wheelchair-users to be told if a property has steps outside the entrance.
He said: "It really shouldn't be a complex problem to fix, what we need are small changes from all sides which will drastically improve the life chances of disabled people right across the country."
Inside Out West is broadcast on BBC1 tonight at 7.30pm.