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04/02/2019

Disabled woman wins court case to make necessary adaptations to her home

The Cardiff County Court has  ruled that a landlord acted unlawfully by refusing to allow a disabled homeowner to make necessary adaptations to her home. The case was supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Mrs Smailes has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which restricts her mobility, and needed to make adaptations to her home to accommodate her needs, such as moving the kitchen and the bedroom. Mrs Smailes and her husband own the leasehold for their flat, but a term in the lease prohibited alterations. When they asked the landlord, Clewer Court Residents Limited, to allow them to do this given their circumstances, they were refused….Read More