As a property manager, understanding the truth behind ADA misconceptions and Fair Housing Accessibility laws will enable multifamily properties to stay within full compliance and potentially avoid a costly Fair Housing lawsuit.
It is quite common for auditors, inspectors and regulatory agencies to misapply the various accessibility laws on the books. Multifamily owners will sometimes find themselves non-compliant because of a misinterpretation of the regulations and may spend thousands of dollars correcting a problem that really doesn’t exist.
Multifamily professionals from site managers to operators and owners must understand which regulations apply to their property to avoid a fair housing lawsuit, fine or penalty. Understanding when the property was built and whether a regulatory or federal subsidy applies is the first step.
In this article, Property Management Insider looks at three common misconceptions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Fair Housing Act regarding accessibility at multifamily properties. Continue reading…