Due to the age of buildings in London, many are not accessible for students with disabilities, which can make finding accommodation challenging. However, the Disability Discrimination Act now means that public buildings, at least, will have to make provision for those with disabilities in order to ensure equal access to goods and services.
Some of these legislative requirements also extend to private landlords who provide rental accommodation. The Act prohibits unjustified less favourable treatment if you have a disability and are looking to rent accommodation. For example, landlords must not charge a disabled person a higher rent or deposit than other tenants.
Many halls now have accessible rooms for students with disabilities. In most cases, you should contact your accommodation office first for information about what might be available. You can also look at our list of Registered Independent Halls of Residence to find private hall providers to contact.