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ADA Laws and Condominiums

Posted Oct 13 2010 12:00am
On the MS Views and News, facebook page there was the following (very well needed and asked) question.

to anyone out there who lives in a community with rules. i live in a condo community and would like to know if there are any ADA rules about a permanent ramp instead of using a portable one or removable one? there is supposedly a rule here that because the sidewalk is common property you cant put a cement ramp in the...

I provided the following answer, that I found on the internet, however IF anybody has anything else or anything better, to add to this, then please reply via leaving a comment.

The ADA only applies to places of public accommodation. A condominium is privately owned and thus is not subject to the ADA. Similarly, rental apartments are not covered by the ADA. The only time the ADA comes into play is in public areas. Accessibility requirements for condos and apartments are addressed by the Fair Housing Act (FHA). 

The following is an excellent article that explains the differences between the FHA and ADA:

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