Could HUD please clarify the requirement related to keys/key-codes?
HUD does not publish key codes
Is there a designated person at the M&M where key codes should be sent?
All Management and Marketing Contractors must provide a designated point-of- contact who will receive the key-code information.
With respect to “Swimming Pools”, the maximum allowance to secure an above ground pool is provided, but there are still no specific regulations regarding securing.
Above ground pools must be removed unless additional improvements have been made, i.e., a deck enclosure, in which case, contact must be made with the M&M for guidance.
When is securing or replacing a shed door appropriate?
If a property has a shed or outbuilding that has or once had a door, the structure must be secured either by securing the door or by replacing the door with plywood secured by a hasp and padlock. Personal property or debris, exclusive of health and safety hazards should be left inside the secured building. If, by design, the outbuilding never had a door, the contents should be removed as exterior debris. No boarding or securing is necessary. It the structure is so dilapidated as to constitute a hazard or detract from the property value it should be removed as exterior debris along with its contents.
With reference to the requirement for winterizing toilets, are the lenders going to beresponsible to clean every toilet in the house prior to winterization?
As a health and safety concern, all toilets should be cleaned prior to conveyance, including properties requiring winterization.
Does the lender have 5 days to secure a property once the lender learns that the propertyis vacant, but will have only 48 hours to secure if damages are reported?
Yes, for post-foreclosure cases, properties must be secured within 5 calendar days uponvacancy determination. The lender must take action to remediate any imminent source of property damage or health and safety hazard within 48 hours of the initial inspection. For pre-foreclosure cases, the lender must secure the property within 15 business days (this allows for mailer and/or door hanger responses), but must take action to remediate any imminent source of property damage or health and safety hazard within 48 hours of the initial inspection.
The debris allowable for tire removal is for up to six tires. Is that up to six at $15 flat or $15 each?
The allowable amount is $15.00 per tire.
Under debris removal it specifies a licensed pest control requirement but the allowable for some states is somewhat low (for e.g. $20 in the State of Tennessee).
If a service cannot be provided for the scheduled fee amount, then an over-allowable request should be submitted to the M&M contractor for approval. But the lender must show that the costs are usual and customary for the area.
If on a property’s exterior, the lender finds items such as bicycles, children’s toys, grills, tables, etc., how are these types of items handled?
These types of items should be treated as personal property.