On August 9, 2016, HUD REAC provides clarifiations to the industry on the requirements in HUD Notice 2016-03 Regarding Requirements for Repairs to be Completed within Industry standards. In this email to some in the industry, HUD provided a copy of a PowerPoint presentation that was used to train active REAC Inspectors on the new requirements.
We have posted the PowerPoint presentation here to view:
Some of the highlights on this presentation include the following clarifications:
While these examples provide some needed insight into specific requirement clarifications, it is very important to remember that this new requirement is not simply "new deficiencies". The new requirement sets a standard that all parts of a property that are part of a REAC or UPCS inspection must be evaluated to determine (a) are there any deficienes under the UPCS Inspection Code and (b) are there any repairs done to the inspectable item that are outisde acceptable practices. In short, repairs to every inspectable item have to be done completely, professionally, and properly at all times. If any item is found to have been repaired outside of that standard, the inspectable item will be cited as if no repair had been done at all.
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