Aparently HUD has heard the ludicracy of $100 draw inspection fees. I just drove 2 hours each way to provide a draw inspection... $100 for 5 hours of work. Whoever was responsible thank you. What took you so long?
FHA INFO #16-53
August 10, 2016
TO: All FHA-Approved 203(k) Consultants; All FHA-Approved Mortgagees
Revisions to 203(k) Consultant Draw Inspection Fee Limit
Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter 2016-12, 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program: 203(k) Consultant Draw Inspection Fee. This Mortgagee Letter revises FHA’s 203(k) Consultant Draw Inspection Fee by amending the limit on the dollar amount that 203(k) Consultants can charge for each draw inspection.
Effective today, August 10, 2016, Mortgagee Letter 2016-12 permits 203(k) Consultants to charge a Draw Inspection Fee that is reasonable and customary for work performed in the area where the property is located, provided the fee does not exceed a maximum of $350. The previous fee limit was $100.
Incorporation into the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1 (SF Handbook)
Mortgagee Letter 2016-12 includes changes to the SF Handbook Section II.A.9.c.iii, Draw Inspection Fee. FHA will incorporate this change into the SF Handbook’s online format and portable document format (PDF) as part of a future update.
Other 203(k) Consultant Fee Schedule Amounts
FHA recognizes the need to review the other consultant fees related to a 203(k) transaction and intends to solicit public comments on proposed changes to the entire 203(k) Consultant Fee Schedule in the near future.
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