Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities creates stumbling blocks for landlords

Real Estate & Construction

Dr. Martin Foerster, ILO Newsletter vom 03. Februar 2017

The Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities recently entered into full force. The act prohibits, among other things, constructional barriers, including in pre-existing buildings, which prevent or impede disabled individuals from entering the building without help. While the act primarily addresses persons offering goods or services in such buildings, it also has implications for persons publicly offering real estate. In addition, the act has a significant impact on existing and new lease agreements.


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Dr. Martin Foerster

LL.M. (LONDON) Partner
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