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§21-11-10a. Informational list for basic universal design features; penalties.

(a) Ninety days after the Contractor Licensing Board certifies and makes available to the general public the standard form informational list of basic universal design features pursuant to this section, a licensed contractor of any proposed residential housing in the state shall provide to the buyer an informational list of basic universal design features that would make the home entrance, interior routes of travel, the kitchen and the bathroom or bathrooms universally accessible. Basic universal design features are to include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) At least one nonstep entrance into the dwelling;

(2) All doors on the entry-level floor, including bathrooms, have a minimum of thirty-six inches;

(3) At least one accessible bathroom on the entry-level floor with ample maneuvering space;

(4) Kitchen, general living space and one room capable of conversion into a bedroom, all with ample maneuvering space, on the entry-level floor; and

(5) Any other external or internal feature requested at a reasonable time by the buyer and agreed to by the seller.

(b) If a buyer is interested in a specific informational feature on the list established by subsection (a) of this section, the seller or builder upon request of the buyer shall indicate whether the feature is standard, limited, optional or not available and, if available, shall further indicate the cost of such a feature to the buyer.

(c) The standard form informational list of basic universal design features shall be certified and made available for reproduction by the board, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, based on mutual recommendation of the board, the American Institute of Architects-West Virginia, the Home Builders Association of West Virginia and the West Virginia Center for Excellence in Disabilities.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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