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ADA requirements (by Jason [IN]) Apr 15, 2018 6:33 PM
       ADA requirements (by NE [PA]) Apr 15, 2018 6:36 PM
       ADA requirements (by Barb [MO]) Apr 15, 2018 7:05 PM
       ADA requirements (by John... [MI]) Apr 15, 2018 7:09 PM
       ADA requirements (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 15, 2018 11:34 PM
       ADA requirements (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 16, 2018 7:05 AM
       ADA requirements (by Vee [OH]) Apr 16, 2018 11:55 AM
       ADA requirements (by Brad in Pa [PA]) Apr 16, 2018 12:02 PM
       ADA requirements (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 16, 2018 7:07 PM

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ADA requirements (by Jason [IN]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 6:33 PM
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Just purchased first rental...it has an unsafe ADA ramp that I would like to remove. The building was constructed in the 70's, does anyone know the laws concerning this?...I know ADA requirements took place in the 90's..not sure if I would be grandfathered in or not.

Thanks!

--38.123.xx.xxx




ADA requirements (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 6:36 PM
Message:

Bye bye ramp. --50.107.xxx.xxx




ADA requirements (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 7:05 PM
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I assume this is a residence?

Does someone in the home need the ramp? IF so, you should plan to replace it.

If this is a commercial establishment, you MUST replace it.

If it is just there because someone wanted it? Remove it and if someone moves in and needs it, they can pay to have one installed at their expense using your licensed contractor after pulling a permit. --64.251.xxx.xxx




ADA requirements (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 7:09 PM
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Indeed -- what Barb and NE said.

To clarify, the ADA doesn't really apply much to us as landlords -- except in the case of commercial buildings open to the public.

Instead, we have to deal with the Fair Housing Act (FHAA).

So, if this is commercial then, yes, you probably need to replace it.

If this is residential and you have a tenant that uses it then, yes, you probably need to replace it.

If this is residential and no one currently there needs it then you can probably just get rid of it. Should someone want to move in later that needs it, it is on their dollar to build a proper ramp.

- John...

--96.40.xx.xx




ADA requirements (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 11:34 PM
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Jason,

Single family home: remove it.

Multi with a common "public area": might need to keep it.

ADA applies to commercial and public areas. The common lobby/foyer/hallway of a multi is considered PUBLIC.

BRAD

--68.50.xxx.xxx




ADA requirements (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2018 7:05 AM
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What is unsafe about it? When I was installing a ramp for my mother, the only rules I ran into had to do with concrete footing for a permanent ramp and the rise and slant of the ramp. --69.141.xxx.xxx




ADA requirements (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2018 11:55 AM
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Slightly off topic, when I rework a bathtub/shower I started doing grab bars about 3 years ago , everyone likes them and last summer I wish I had them at my own place, but you can prolly get a free copy of the ADA ideas if you really must repair it for an existing tenant. --76.188.xxx.xx




ADA requirements (by Brad in Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2018 12:02 PM
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Agree with first 4 responses --68.84.xx.xxx




ADA requirements (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2018 7:07 PM
Message:

ADA was started in 1991.

The ramp was pre- ADA so ADA does not apply --24.101.xxx.xxx



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