Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act may be applicable to property owners if part of a residence is used for business purposes. The Act covers almost all commercial buildings. The ACT covers a number of things but from a real estate perspective is chiefly concerned with building accessibility for the disabled.  Live/work buildings have different requirements regarding new construction, alterations and modifications, and barriers to entry/exit.  Buildings that are in violation may be subject to monetary or injunctive remedies.