TOPIC: Question: A resident (1st floor) is requesting a ramp be built, so her grandson who is in a electric wheelchair be able to visit her

Question: A resident (1st floor) is requesting a ramp be built, so her grandson who is in a electric wheelchair be able to visit her 1 month 2 weeks ago #53700

Since the grandson is not a resident you don’t have to allow it. With that being said you can allow it but I wouldn’t pay for it. I agree with the above poster about a portable aluminum one. Would be much easier and cheaper for the resident.
  • Adrianne Luper
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Question: A resident (1st floor) is requesting a ramp be built, so her grandson who is in a electric wheelchair be able to visit her 1 month 2 weeks ago #53701

That's a significant modification, I think the resident needs to pay for it and then pay for its removal when they vacate.
  • Jim Mitchell
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Question: A resident (1st floor) is requesting a ramp be built, so her grandson who is in a electric wheelchair be able to visit her 1 month 2 weeks ago #53702

Nope. Nope. Nope. Reasonable accmodations are not for friends and family.
  • Eric Rivera
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Question: A resident (1st floor) is requesting a ramp be built, so her grandson who is in a electric wheelchair be able to visit her 1 month 2 weeks ago #53703

Have you checked into a portable ramp That could be put out just with her grandson is coming to visit
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Question: A resident (1st floor) is requesting a ramp be built, so her grandson who is in a electric wheelchair be able to visit her 1 month 2 weeks ago #53704

I’d say check with your team but because she’s the resident and not handicapped and he’s not on the lease, you wouldn’t need to provide anything.

Likely she’d need to pay and provide the ramp herself.

Think of it as if she was asking for an additional key for a roommate not on the lease, you wouldn’t do it.
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Question: A resident (1st floor) is requesting a ramp be built, so her grandson who is in a electric wheelchair be able to visit her 1 month 2 weeks ago #53705

 Be careful phrasing it too. If you tell her that he would need to be on the lease, her next logical thought would be to add him.
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Question: A resident (1st floor) is requesting a ramp be built, so her grandson who is in a electric wheelchair be able to visit her 1 month 2 weeks ago #53706

Well depending on some other circumstances though, if he’s there consecutively for two weeks or longer - we would have to add him. At least with our management company.
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Question: A resident (1st floor) is requesting a ramp be built, so her grandson who is in a electric wheelchair be able to visit her 1 month 2 weeks ago #53707

I would allow it at the expense of your resident for both installation and removal.
  • Kristin Marie Settles
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Question: A resident (1st floor) is requesting a ramp be built, so her grandson who is in a electric wheelchair be able to visit her 1 month 2 weeks ago #53708

I believe reasonable accommodation applies to the resident. Not their guest. You don't have to install a permanent ramp. They make ramps that are secured but can be removed without damage. The resident would have to pay cost ... After company approval
  • Michelle Fountain-Ahmed
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Question: A resident (1st floor) is requesting a ramp be built, so her grandson who is in a electric wheelchair be able to visit her 1 month 2 weeks ago #53709

That’s a modification. You can’t say no but you don’t have to pay for it. And she would have to put it back to the way it was when she leaves.
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