[HUD-Nor-Cal] Approving the Delay of a Physical Inspection Beyond the New Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) Inspection Notification Timelines

[HUD-Nor-Cal] Approving the Delay of a Physical Inspection Beyond the New Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) Inspection Notification Timelines

Notice PIH-2019-02 (HA) H-2019-04 went into effect March 25 requiring contract inspectors and those who schedule Quality Assurance (QA) inspections at HUD to start giving Owner and Management Agents 14 calendar days notification of an inspection.  The last section of the Notice covers clarifications and limitations and states that, “Requests to extend or reschedule an inspection outside of the notification window, such as for circumstances which may significantly impact the execution of an inspection or inspection results (e.g., major renovations, significant rehabilitation, fire, etc.), must be submitted by the POA (Project Owner/Agent) and approved by HUD prior to the proposed date of inspection.”

The memorandum “Approving the Delay of a Physical Inspection Beyond the New Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) Inspection Notification Timelines” provides guidance on when a field office may approve a POA’s request to delay an inspection and explains what an Account Executive or Resolution Specialist should do once a delay is approved/denied.

The attached “Technical Reviews and Database Adjustments Guidelines” discusses the options for POAs to appeal a physical inspection score.

Please contact Brandt Witte, Program Analyst, Multifamily Asset and Counterpart Oversight Division (MACOD), with any questions at 202-402-2614, or at .