It is not difficult in the Principality to find an easy access apartment for rent. Monaco residential buildings usually have lifts, due to the predominance of skyscrapers in the country. However, there are exceptions.
Easy access apartmentsMonaco apartments for disabled people or anyone requiring easy access due to reduced mobility will be difficult to find on the Rock or in the oldest residential buildings of La Condamine and Les Moneghetti. As picturesque as these neighbourhoods are, buildings with lifts are extremely rare.
While nearly all modern buildings have lifts, some may have steps leading to their entrances. It is important that potential tenants who contact Miells & Partners inform staff during the initial phone call that they are looking for an easy access apartment for rent. Monaco staff will be able to take this into account while looking for property and ensure that viewings of apartments in unsuitable buildings are not organised.
Likewise, apartments on two or more levels can be found in all districts of Monaco and these are unlikely to be suitable unless they offer the possibility of installing an appropriate system for ascending and descending the staircases.
Making mobility easier
In addition to offering numerous possibilities for people looking for an easy access apartment for rent, Monaco generally caters well to people with reduced mobility. Due to the city-state’s steep terrain, the government has long established a system of lifts linking the different districts. The beaches in the Larvotto district are well-adapted for people with disabilities and staff will assist bathers with the floating wheelchairs at their disposal.
A map of Monaco featuring the width and type of pavement surfaces, the height of kerbs on pedestrian crossing, the steepness of roads and other useful information helps residents to plan their routes.
Recipients of Monaco’s disability allowance who pay rent (or whose spouse pays rent) are eligible for a housing allowance if have lived in the Principality for at least three consecutive years. In addition, a free transport service for residents with disabilities is organised seven days a week.
Please contact Miells & Partners and let us help you find an easy access apartment for rent in Monaco.