We are a 3 room bed and breakfast in Healdsburg California. Do we need to get a pool lift for our commercial pool to comply with the new ADA requirements? We thought originally, we were exempt because of our 3 rooms and live on premise.
Hi, I will be happy to assist you, and it is my goal to make you a very satisfied customer! This may take a few minutes, so thanks for your patience.
Were you thinking you were exempt under the Fair Housing Act or under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Is your 3-room bed and breakfast owner occupied? If so, how many rooms total, how many are occupied by you the owner, and how many are available to guests?
What were you told by the Sonoma County Dept. of Pools?
Yea, our 3 room bed and breakfast is owner occupied. 3 rooms in the main house are for our guest. We have the granny unit off the main house for us but we do close the inn in November and live in the main house for 2 months in the winter. Total of 4 rooms. We also cook our breakfast, lunch and dinner for our selves in the main house.
All are on the main premise...
Okay. Let me do a bit of research and get back to you. If I cannot find a satisfactory answer, I'll let you know and then opt out so that another expert might be able to assist you. Thanks for your patience.
This question should be coming up a lot. Everyone in the country that has a commercial pool is affected by this.
The answer to your question is simple except that it's unclear whether your occupancy of a detached building (the mother-in-law) house qualifies the whole property as "owner-occupied." That's what makes your situation different than many other persons.
I'm sorry, I can't be certain of any answer to your unique issues without hours of research, so I'll let another expert assist you if anyone is familiar with this scenario. Thanks.
The granny is considered by the city to be on the premise.
There are a few bed and breakfast that have detached units but their still considered to be on the premise.
The website has been having problems all day and it currently will not allow me to opt out. I am working on a solution. Sorry for the delay and inconvenience.
I talked with the city of Healdsburg and we are living on the premise.
The city considers where we live a guest house. There is no kitchen.
but one of the requirement of operating a bed and breakfast is that we live on the premise.
Hope that helps....
I'm still having trouble opting out, so I'm switching over to Q&A first. Then I'll opt out. Please don't try to rate my service, since I only had questions and didn't provide an answer. Thanks.
I read all that before but that still does not answer my question.
I will call the DOJ on Monday and ask them specifically if we are exempt.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).