Disability Discrimination Act
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 part III comes into force on 1 October 2004. This part of the Act affects goods, facilities, services and premises regarding accessibility for disabled people.
The new rules will apply to businesses and other providers of services to the public where physical features may make access difficult or even impossible for disabled people.
These changes will be an obvious area of concern, not just for business tenants, but also for landlords of commercial premises.
The provision of mean of access for disabled people can be extremely expensive, especially in older premises which were not designed with this in mind.