New Inspector Notice Clarifies Treatment of Substandard Repair Made to Disguise Deficiencies
On July 10, 2016, HUD released Inspector Notice No. 2016-03, which clarifies standards to all HUD Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) inspectors regarding repairs made to sites. The changes implemented in this notice are effective on Aug. 1, 2016. According to the Public and Indian Housing Real Estate Assessment Center Inspector Administration, quality assurance inspectors had noticed a growing trend of non-industry standard inferior repairs in preparation for a REAC inspection at some sites for the past several months.