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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) has proclaimed that no physical inspections be conducted during:
The agency said it made the move to avoid the historic difficulties experienced in completing inspections or dealing with last-minute cancellations and postponements. Owner/agents can direct inspectors to this request if necessary, but should be accommodated in deferring any request to schedule an inspection during that time.
On Sept. 13, HUD released Notice H 2011-24 "Reissuance of Revised Protocol for Placing a Flag in the Active Partners Performance System (APPS) When a Property Receives a Physical Inspection Score Below 60 but Above 30," which revises the existing Office of Multifamily Housing asset management policies about flagging properties that get below 60 but above 30 on a REAC inspection. According to the notice, no longer will a flag automatically be placed on the record of a property as soon as a score in this range is received on the first inspection. However, a flag will be placed should the owner/agent fail to respond and/or correct the problem in a timely manner, or the property receives a second inspection below 60.
The following is the new protocol for physical inspection report scores from 31 – 59: