Handicap accessibility for condos?
Usually state law governs handicap accessibility in dwelling units.
Some condominiums, especially those built more recently, will have at least one handicap parking space and may also have a unit with wider hallways, doors and so forth for handicap-owner occupancy.
It may also be true that these access-centric assets have been sold to owners without a true need for them.
It's a good idea when looking for a unit to buy, that you understand the current situation within the association as to its accessibility-based ownership.
The state law may determine that if you -- as a handicapped individual -- are interested in buying handicap-centric assets within the community, that the association must accommodate you. Then, again, it may not.
If you already own a unit and become handicapped, you can work with your board to modify the interior of your unit to accommodate your needs. Then, you can also work with the board to swap or otherwise acquire the designated handicap parking space, or develop a space that you can use easily.
Is it mandatory for a residential Condominium Complex to offer handicap parking spaces and if yes how many spaces are required per building?
Your question is answered by federal accessibility laws, which may dictate handicap access, depending on the use of the building. Further, your state condominium law and your governing documents may recommend or dictate the number, location, and assignment of handicap parking spaces depending on the density of the complex. Your best answer is available from your local association-savvy attorney who will help you understand the requirements in your case given the details, above.
It really depends on a number of things. Like, is this a minivan or a larger van? What type of accessibility do you want, side or rear? On www.Amsvans.com they offer estimates for the type of vehicle and the type of accessibility you may be looking for. The website stated that if you are looking to convert a minivan to be handicap accessible you will be looking at about 16,000 for a side entry, and…