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I've just been notified of an enclosed Carport that is in violation of city building codes. I am handicapped with a damaged spine which I enclosed a one car garage for to protect me from New England winters. Does my handicapped status protect me from having to remove the enclosed garage?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Massachusetts and I am 75 Years old.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Nothing. I may be contacting a local attorney later this morning as I just received the Building Dept. Notice Friday.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I'd like to see what his advice is and then ask for your assistance if necessary.

Submitted: 12 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 12 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 12 months ago

I am sorry to read about your difficulties.

Your Question:

I've just been notified of an enclosed Carport that is in violation of city building codes. I am handicapped with a damaged spine which I enclosed a one car garage for to protect me from New England winters. Does my handicapped status protect me from having to remove the enclosed garage?

Response: Unfortunately, no. Handicap does not offer exemption to the City's building codes.

I am sorry that I do not have better news for you.

Best wishes,

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