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"security bars on windows"?

Discussion in 'FHA/HUD and VA' started by SunbeltAppraisals, Jun 5, 2009.

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  1. SunbeltAppraisals

    SunbeltAppraisals Sophomore Member

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    Aug 29, 2007
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    Florida
    Can someone direct me to the FHA guidelines regarding "security bars on windows"?? I havent confronted this issue in while.

    Thanks for your help!!!!
     
  2. Mr Rex

    Mr Rex Elite Member

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    Jan 12, 2004
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    North Carolina
    Appendix D, page D-25:

    Window Type ​
    Enter window type: Double Hung, Single Hung, Casement, Sliders, etc. and identify the window frame material: wood, aluminum, steel, vinyl, etc. Rate the condition observed.

    Bedroom windows with security bars require a quick release mechanism for emergency egress. If not so equipped or inoperable, condition the appraisal on a “required repair”.

     
  3. Kevin Little

    Kevin Little Sophomore Member

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    May 25, 2004
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    State:
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    Anymore, in the CYA department, it is suggested you do not "require" repairs or inspections, you "recommend" them...
     
  4. carlos alvarez

    carlos alvarez Sophomore Member

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    May 8, 2006
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  5. Greg davenport

    Greg davenport Member

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    Mar 30, 2004
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    Arkansas
    I "think" this goes beyond a recommend.
    No quick release is a death trap. I recommend most repairs, but I have always required a quick release, or removal. Never had an issue with it.
     
  6. Mr Rex

    Mr Rex Elite Member

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    Jan 12, 2004
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    North Carolina

    I think you might need to brush up on FHA protocol. First 2 pages of the revised Appendix D would be a good start.
     
  7. Doug Wegener

    Doug Wegener Senior Member

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    Apr 14, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    California
    Safety issue

    Some security bars do not open. If that is the case it is clearly a safety issue since you dont want someone to burn up alive do you? Subject to repairs being made if that is the case.
     
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