HUD Issues New UPCS Inspector Protocol Concerning Bed Bug Infestations
HUD is amending the inspection protocol requirements to be followed by all Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) inspectors who conduct physical inspections of HUD-assisted and -insured properties. In 2010, HUD issued Inspector Notice 2010-01 establishing requirements when an inspector is informed of bed bugs at a site that is being inspected. Those requirements addressed reporting of bed bugs and the conduct of inspections. The new notice amends the requirements and now requires inspectors to enter all units in which bed bugs are reported.