Must communities retrofit for handicap accommodation (FL)

The question often arises as to whether condominium, cooperative and homeowners’ associations need to install wheelchair ramps, elevator or swimming pool lifts or redo common area bathrooms to accommodate handicap persons.   The general answer is that associations may have to waive certain rules to reasonably accommodate the handicap, such as allowing emotional support or service animals in a no-pet building but the association does not have to spend association funds on modifying the common areas to accommodate the handicap, such as adding wheelchair ramps. However, if the handicap person wants to spend their money to alter the common areas for their use, then the association has to allow for reasonable modifications to do so.     Read the article…………..


Related Articles

Court finds law for selling entire condominium projects is not retroactive (FL)

The 3rd District Court of Appeal recently sided with minority owners by ruling that Florida’s statute law governing the sale

HOA’s and Contingency Cases

A more apt title might be “Why Lawyers Don’t Take HOA Cases on Contingency.” I am frequently asked to take

Safety Tips for Families Using Communal Areas

As residents in a community association, part of your responsibility is to help maintain the different communal areas also known