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What is a landlords obligation regarding a disabled tenant

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What is a landlord's obligation regarding a disabled tenant and the Disability Act. The Landlord did not know the person he entered into a lease with was disabled and after the lease was signed the tenant wants modifications to the home and says the Landlord must provide them under the Disablility Act.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

 

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The ADA requires the landlord to permit the tenant to make reasonable modifications to the leasehold premises at the tenant's own cost to provide for the tenant's disability

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Can you please tell me where I can find this in the act. The tenant claims it is the financial obligation of the Landlord to make any necessary modifications.
Expert:  Ellen replied 8 years ago.
I am happy to do this but it will take me a little bit longer than simply giving you an answer. I will be back to you in one hour or more