Prepare for your REAC Inspection by taking advantage of our years of experience in helping hundreds of clients nationwide with their REAC Inspections. We work with some of the largest and most prestigious law firms, management companies, investment syndicates, and state agencies. Our trained and experienced inspectors can show you the worst-case scenario inspection, and teach you how to prepare your property using simple math—not common sense.
At US Housing Consultants, we help you understand how the REAC inspection scoring model works and give you the exact information you need to get a great score. You may think that, based on common sense, you can prepare for a REAC inspection yourself. However, relying on common sense is what often gets property owners in trouble. Instead, we teach you how to use the math of the REAC scoring model. It’s a sort of science that we have perfected. At US Housing Consultants, our inspectors are always up-to-date on REAC rules and have practical solutions to many common issues that they might encounter on your property during a pre-inspection. This is important because we find that some property owners and managers try to prepare for REAC inspections using priorities that leave a lot up to chance. We assess worst-case scenarios and suggest how to develop effective plans to ensure success on your inspection. Our detailed and easy-to-read reports include explanations, suggestions, and photographs that give you the information you need to prepare for a successful REAC inspection.
To thoroughly cover all of your bases before a UPCS inspection, you need to call the experts at US Housing Consultants. Our 100% UPCS inspection reports cover every part of your property and indicate all of the possible issues. Photographs and detailed explanations accompany the list of issues so that you have a simplified and detailed document that explains how to correct possible problems. What’s more, we can have your report ready the day we perform the inspection. Our inspectors are all US Housing Consultants employees that are extremely knowledgeable and will take the time to explain their findings to you. When you have us assess your property first, you know what to expect and how to cover all of your bases.
Our preparation and shadow service consists of one of our inspectors being present the day before and the day of your REAC inspection. On the day before, our inspector will perform a last-minute inspection as a final preparation step. We will ensure that your property is as ready as possible and will offer suggestions on how to correct any issues last minute. These will include both major and minor problems that are easy to overlook. On the day of the inspection, our consulting inspector will shadow the REAC inspector to verify that the inspection is conducted correctly. We will work with the inspector to ensure that the inspection is time efficient, accurate, low-stress, and positive. We are there for both technical and moral support, to make sure that the inspection runs smoothly.
We utilize the InspectCheck Inspection Software and App, which allows our consultants to deliver your report instantly upon completion of the inspection. Our Pre-REAC and UPCS inspection reports include detailed photographs of issues cited during the inspection, notes from the inspector, and instructions on how to best correct issues. The InspectCheck app also creates incredibly accurate REAC scoring reports, which can show our clients exactly what to prioritize in their preparation and assist in developing a thorough analytical plan.
Our consultants can help you determine what parts of your REAC report can be successfully appealed. Oftentimes, property owners approach appeals from a common sense perspective, which is a technique that often fails. At US Housing Consultants, we take a mathematical approach. The appeals process operates under a very specific set of rules, and our experts know these rules like the back of their hand. We know what can be appealed successfully and what cannot, so we know where to focus our energy. Our consultants will help you determine what parts of your report can be appealed and what documentation you need for the appeal process.
An appeal can be requested for a number of reasons, including ongoing modernization, issues beyond owners’ control, local area code variance, ownership conflicts, and technical issues or inspector errors. The REAC appeals process is often difficult to navigate, as the requirements are very intricate and specific. The system for appeals accommodates a very specific reconsideration of deficiencies. The very specific regulations used by HUD for REAC appeals are often hard to navigate, which is why it is best to have an experienced expert help with appeals. At US Housing Consultants, we assist owners and managers in the process, so that appeals can be successful and get you a higher score. From minor to major issues, and no matter the amount of problems recorded, we can assist in identifying what can be appealed successfully. We take the drama and uncertainty out of the REAC appeals process and make the process routine, reliable, and most importantly, successful.
If you receive a failing REAC score, you should receive Notice H 2015-02 in the mail, which outlines “Required actions for multifamily housing projects receiving failing scores on REAC inspections.” Owners and managers are responsible for creating CDE plans that outline how they intend to correct their noncompliance issues, and they are in danger of falling into default if they do not create such a plan correctly. At US Housing Consultants, we will walk you through how to respond to this notice and how to create a plan that will satisfy all requirements.
We provide REAC Consulting Services, where we work with your staff to help them understand the requirements—we do not simply deliver a report. Our services help you understand what issues have a greater severity than other issues. We help our clients understand the REAC process and prepare their properties to optimize their REAC score—even when there are challenges such as limited time, budget, or staff.
The REAC Inspection results will improve immensely if you just focus on intelligent preparation with experienced REAC experts.We can help you get the best score possible. Call US Housing Consultants for more information (877) 228-0003 or use our contact form.