The HUD guideline allows a consultant to charge what is common and typical for that service area.
There seems to be some confusion on this issue as when the so called "new guideline" and that is all it is, a guideline, when it came out it hadn't fully addressed our draw inspection fees. There are several other issues that we'll talk about in the next couple of weeks to help you see some other major flaws in the "new guideline" that just came out too soon, they hadn't taken the time, though they had plenty of time, to complete their work.
The guideline actually states that on going draw inspections can be financed and can be whatever the typical and normal fee is for the area.

Specifically from the guideline as follows: Page 355 if you want to look it up.

D) Standard 203(k) Financeable Repair and Improvement Costs and Fees

The following repair and improvement costs and fees may be financed:
· costs of construction, repairs and rehabilitation;
· architectural/engineering professional fees;
· the 203(k) Consultant fee subject to the limits in the 203(k) Consultant Fee
Schedule section;
· inspection fees performed during the construction period, provided the fees are reasonable and customary for the area;
· title update fees;
· permits; and
· a Feasibility Study, when necessary to determine if the rehabilitation is feasible.


All of our fees are published and have been for years. These are our typical and normal fees for all areas throughout the USA where we deliver these services. In an effort to be consistent.  Our published fee - click here
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