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FHA Pool with no fence

Discussion in 'FHA/HUD and VA' started by rickhart79, May 27, 2009.

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  1. rickhart79

    rickhart79 New Member

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    Dec 18, 2008
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    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Louisiana
    this house has a pool enclosed in a screened in patio with locks on doors to patio, there is no fence around yard, what does fha say about this

    thanks for any help
     
  2. sconway

    sconway New Member

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    Apr 17, 2007
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    I think, unless that is in some city code or county, FHA says nothing about this as far as a safety hazard...... Just needs to comply with all codes etc. You need to determine if it affects the value/marketabiliy
     
  3. rickhart79

    rickhart79 New Member

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    Dec 18, 2008
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    State:
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    Any FHA appraisers who can give me feedback ?
     
  4. David Sawyer

    David Sawyer Member

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    Mar 8, 2008
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    State:
    Florida
    It is standard and customary in this area for the pools to have enclosed cages. (no fence requirred) These areas under the screened enclosures are the lanai (patio). Are we talking one and the same? If so, they I have done 100's of them as FHA.
     
  5. sconway

    sconway New Member

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    Apr 17, 2007
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    I am an FHA appraiser. I can't figure out how to change my licensed status to certified
     
  6. Ken B

    Ken B Elite Member

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    Feb 18, 2004
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Florida
    Send a PM to Headsurfer asking him to update the information. He will verify with the ASC roster and make the change.
     
  7. Don Clark

    Don Clark Elite Member

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    Jan 17, 2002
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    Fences are to keep out non residents. I don't see a safety issue as it would be defined by FHA. BTW, FHA does not enforce local building codes.
    4150.2 Handbook
     
  8. rickhart79

    rickhart79 New Member

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    Dec 18, 2008
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    Louisiana
    thanks for your help, no offense sconway just trying to get the correct info, yes this is standard and customary for the area, i was thinking about the safety issue because of the non-residents
     
  9. sconway

    sconway New Member

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    Apr 17, 2007
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    Ken, thanks for the direction. Rick, no offense taken, hope it helped...
     
  10. db057

    db057 New Member

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    May 27, 2009
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    State:
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    If it's a health and safety hazzard then definately call it. I am FHA and when in doubt call it. I had one where the house had no rear fencing but large dogs on frayed ropes and the house was adjacent to a parking lot used for the Movie theaters and told them to fence the property which the bank insisted on before they would loan. The bank agreed but some of my associates had a fit. But it was a definate hazzard imo at that time.
     
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