SB 1186 PROVISIONS – ADA LEASE LANGUAGE

As part of this overall historic reform, a lease language requirement was signed into law which requires property owner and lessor to notify the tenant in the lease form or rental agreement executed on or after July 1, 2013, whether the property being leased or rented has undergone inspection by a CASp, and if so, whether the property has been or has not been determined to meet all applicable construction-related accessibility standards.

Here is the actual statutory language:

SEC. 12. Section 1938 is added to the Civil Code, to read:

1938. A commercial property owner or lessor shall state on every lease form or rental agreement executed on or after July 1, 2013, whether the property being leased or rented has undergone inspection by a Certified

Access Specialist (CASp), and, if so, whether the property has or has not been determined to meet all applicable construction-related accessibility standards pursuant to Section 55.53.

Several commercial real estate law firms have already sent out client advisories on how to comply with this section of law.  We strongly suggest you consult with an attorney or those responsible for drafting leases in your company to assure that you are ready to be in compliance with the law when it kicks in later this Summer.

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