Cal Accessibility

Commercial CASp Survey for San Jose, CA, and Beyond

General Information
A single round doorknob in a leasing office or first-floor commercial establishment could be enough to get a landlord sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Thankfully, a new state law provides a mechanism to reduce the risk of such ADA lawsuits.

Landlords with ground-floor businesses or leasing offices open to the public are vulnerable to lawsuits under the federal ADA and state laws such as the Unruh Civil Rights Act. This is partly because many landlords do not even realize their premises are not accessible to people with disabilities and, hence, have not fixed them. Senate Bill 1608, authored by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro), aims to improve the situation. Under the legislation, a state-approved inspector known as a "CASp," or Certified Access Specialist, vets a public area for any failures to comply with disabled access laws. The next step is to correct any problems, get the CASp to certify the facility, and then post a sign saying that the venue meets the standards for disabled access. The hope is to lessen the possibility of a lawsuit. If the landlord should be sued anyway, he or she can get the proceedings put on hold and have an early conference with the judge and the accuser, thanks to having had a CASp inspection.

The entire process is voluntary, and inspection costs will generally run somewhere between $800 and $1,800 for a small business, depending on the size of the facility. If something needs fixing, it could be as simple as moving a table. If corrective work is needed, the entire process-inspection, permit, and work - might range from $2,000 to $10,000 for a small business, depending on the situation. That may seem like a lot, but not when weighed against the risk of a lawsuit, which can cost an unlucky landlord hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tax credits are also available to offset the cost of an inspection and construction. Limits and some conditions apply. Call for more details.

Service Area

Cal Accessibility serves the greater Bay Area. We are licensed and CASp certified #109.

Expert Commercial Property CASp Survey Services

Our team of Certified Access Specialists (CASp) at Cal Accessibility brings unparalleled knowledge and experience to each survey we conduct. With a deep understanding of local and state accessibility laws, including the intricate details of California's CASp program, we guarantee comprehensive assessments that go beyond mere compliance. By entrusting us with your commercial property survey, businesses in San Jose can rest assured that every aspect of accessibility will be meticulously evaluated and documented.

Moreover, Cal Accessibility prides itself on delivering detailed CASp inspection reports that not only identify existing barriers but also provide clear recommendations for remediation and improvement. Our surveys are conducted with precision and accuracy, utilizing the latest tools and methodologies to ensure thoroughness and reliability. This level of detail equips businesses in San Jose with actionable insights to enhance their accessibility standards proactively.

In addition to our technical proficiency, Cal Accessibility prioritizes client satisfaction and communication throughout the survey process. We understand the importance of transparency and collaboration, which is why we work closely with businesses in San Jose to address their specific accessibility needs and concerns. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized solutions tailored to each commercial property, fostering a partnership built on trust and mutual understanding.

Choosing Cal Accessibility for your CASp survey requirements in San Jose, CA, means embracing a commitment to accessibility excellence, regulatory compliance, and inclusive business practices. Our reputation for professionalism, expertise, and client-centered service makes us the premier choice for businesses seeking comprehensive CASp surveys that prioritize accessibility and uphold the highest standards of compliance.

Commercial property CASp survey for San Jose, CA

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