New Policy Cuts Notice Time for Inspection of HUD-Subsidized Properties

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:45am

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a policy to grant public housing authorities and private owners of HUD-subsidized developments 14 calendar days’ notice before an inspection. The current standard for HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center is up to 120 days. The new standard will be effective 30 days after publication. Any property owner who declines to accept an inspection, cancels an inspection or refuses entry for an inspection will receive a presumptive score of zero, pending a second attempt within seven days. If the second attempt doesn’t result in a successful inspection due to the fault of the property owner, the score will be recorded as zero.