New law encourages more transparency about ADA inspections

STOCKTON — Renters of commercial real estate will have added protections, and owners will have more responsibilities, under a law that will take effect in January.

The new law, AB 2093, was part of a host of regulations aimed at cracking down on the abuse of the Americans with Disabilities Act to launch frivolous lawsuits.

The new regulation requires commercial landlords to provide tenants with reports pinpointing ADA access violations, if inspected by a Certified Access Specialist. That will, in theory, reduce the chances of a tenant being sued. It will also mean more headaches for landlords.

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