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Q&A: Parking Spaces for the Disabled

Q: My question refers to how many handicapped parking spaces must reserved in a particular co-op or a condo. Is there any legal requirement to set aside a certain number of spaces? Must a multiple dwelling with parking spaces used exclusively on an accessory basis by residents of the building set aside handicapped parking spaces for visitor parking? —Legal in Long Island

A: “In addition to the parking spaces leased, rented, or assigned to disabled residents,” according to Adam Leitman Bailey, founding partner, and John M. Desiderio, chair of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s Real Estate Litigation Practice Group, at Adam Leitman Bailey P.C. in Manhattan, “the building would also be required to set aside for visitors the requisite number of handicapped parking spaces that the law otherwise requires for the particular parking facility.”

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