With the proliferation of suits filed by so-called '
In the column (Steering Clear of ADA Drive-By Lawsuits: Three Tips For Better Managing ADA-Related Risk), Muse offers some simple tips that may strengthen commercial property owners'
Instead, the property owners' decision-making process is what counts, he cautions. For example, rather than assuming that an architectural change or equipment purchase will be too expensive, "do the research and document what you learn. If the accommodation is not readily achievable, work with counsel to see what else you can do to engage in a good-faith process. Be able to show your clear intent to maximize
The curb appeal of a property may also increase or decrease a property owner's chances of getting slapped with an
Visual cues send a message to aggressive plaintiffs' attorneys, because "they know that inattention on the outside means a greater possibility of
Commercial property owners should also keep up with changing
"It is one thing to keep a swimming pool lift in storage and haul it out with much fanfare whenever a person needs it," according to Muse. "It is another to have a fixed, fully functional lift at the ready--one that does not require the assistance of a team of lifeguards for it to actually be used."
Another huge growth area for
To read the full column, visit http://dailyproperties.com/steering-clear-ada-drive-lawsuits-three-tips-better-managing-ada-related-risk/
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