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I have an ederly mother that is living in a condo - she lives on the first floor there are three steps from the street to the entrance door of the compliex and the same near the parking area they are made of concrete she has fallen and I have fallen several tiems - we are asking the condo association to install a grab rail along the steps or a banister system to help secure someone who is trying to walk up the stairs. She is in her late 80"s but can function on her own it is just the steps that have given her problems. We have not received anythihng back from the condo associatation. We would like to understand our rights - ***** ***** - 401`(###) ###-####Dallas Texas - email *****@******.***. Thanks
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Real Estate Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
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She's almost 90 and she has heart and lung issues. She has breathing problems (shortness of breath) and her stability isn't good.
Real Estate Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
Thank you. On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and this is one of these times. I understand that hearing things less than optimal is not easy, and I empathize. Thanks in advance for not "shooting the messenger."
Someone having health problems or not feeling well due to old age does not give them any type of ability to demand additions to the property to make traversing it easier. If she was formally disabled, then the Americans with Disabilities Act would apply. However since she is not, then she has no right to request any special stairs remodel/addition. I am sorry.
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