HUD Issues Notice on Inspection Notifications

On July 8, HUD released a memo regarding several rules on owners’ responsibilities towards residents when conducting inspections. The memo addresses the rules surrounding resident notification prior to entering a unit, documentation made available for the resident’s review, clarification on handling complaints and updated House Rules for assisted properties. HUD indicates residents must be given at least 24 hours notice of planned inspections unless local laws require more notice. Owners must also post a public notice that the following documents are available for resident review: the Notice of Default and/or Notice of Violation, Owners Certification of Non-Compliance and a copy of the 100% Survey if scored under 60 or received a Demand for Corrective Action. Residents are also encouraged by HUD to notify their local HUD office if they feel the owner has provided HUD with false repair information. And finally, the memo encourages owners to seek resident comments when updating its House Rules.

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