What the ADA says about renovating an old commercial property
05/31/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff
Are there any construction requirements for my clients who are purchasing and remodeling an old commercial property?
The Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design (SAD) apply to newly designed and constructed or altered places of public accommodations and commercial facilities. Public accommodations or commercial facilities that are newly constructed or altered must be readily accessible to people with disabilities unless compliance with SAD is virtually impossible. A commercial facility includes office buildings, factories, wholesale facilities, or any other location where trade or business is conducted. An alteration is any change that affects or could affect the usability of the building or facility.
Throughout the remodeling process, your clients should document the steps they take to comply with these laws.
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