Is a state, county or city law that states there must be a handicap ramp to help wheelchairs or any other device to get on the elevator?

By May 23, 2019 News, Questions & Answers

Q: I live in a 3 floor condominium our east wing and at the ground floor elevator entrance there is a step-up to get on the elevator. My question is whether there is a state, county or city (Vero Beach) law that states there must be a handicap ramp to help wheelchairs or any other device (i.e. a walker) to get on the elevator?

– J.T., Vero Beach

A: Thank you for your question. The situation you describe is covered under the Fair Housing Act, and the association must make a reasonable accommodation by constructing a ramp at association’s expense.

 

Editor’s note: Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross respond to questions about Florida community association law.  The firm represents community associations throughout Florida and focuses on condominium and homeowner association law, real estate law, civil litigation, estate planning and commercial transactions.

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