Meticulously Draft ADA Requirements Throughout Lease
Violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be costly for commercial real estate owners. It’s a complicated law with nuances that create pitfalls for owners. While the ADA is detailed in terms of spelling out under what circumstances a building’s or a tenant’s space must be altered to make it accessible to people with disabilities, it doesn’t say who is responsible for making and paying for these alterations. That is, are owners or tenants on the hook for ensuring that accommodations are made and any violations that stem from them?