HUD Issues New Requirements for Elevator Equipment Inspections

On Nov. 16, 2009, HUD's Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) published a new protocol entitled “Property Requirements for the Inspection of Elevator Equipment Rooms.” The new requirements, effective Jan. 4, 2010, apply to HUD-assisted and -insured properties with elevators.

Beginning on the effective date, REAC inspectors will not enter or inspect enclosed rooms that house only elevator equipment. If the door to the room is not locked at the time of the inspection, the REAC inspector will record a health and safety deficiency and will inspect the door.

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