Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted13:57 PM, 4th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago 35
I live in a bungalow that is owned by a local council, I applied to buy the property under the Right to Buy Act 1985, but have been told I cannot buy it as it is suitable for occupation by the elderly (Over 60’s).
It has no modifications as such, no hand rails, there are 3 steps into the property. It does however benefit from a walk in shower.
I am myself disabled and receive Higher rate DLA and the severely disabled premium in ESA.
Personally I would like to appeal, but was wondering do I have any recourse to the Law, for instance The Equality Act 2010, or The UN convention on Disability rights which the UK signed up to in 2007?
Any suggestions ?
Help would be much appreciated.
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