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Conditional Label?

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Frank Pepe

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Dec 27, 2002
What does it mean if a "conditional label" is placed on a report where the supervisors signature goes?

George Hatch

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Jan 15, 2002
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Certified General Appraiser
It sounds like the supervising appraiser is trying to "conditionally" sign off on the appraisal. Trying to have some plausible deniability in the event that the trainee or subordinate appraiser did something wrong in the appraisal or appraisal report. It's pretty meaningless because under our code of ethics his signature is an unconditional acceptance of the appraisal and the appraisal report. No exceptions.

The only thing using such a label will tell you is that:

a) The supervising appraiser is not familiar enough with our code of ethics (Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice) to know that he cannot conditionally sign off as a supervisor, or

B) Is hoping that the readers aren't familiar with the USPAP so he can pull a fast one, and

c) He doesn't sufficiently trust his subordinates' work to accept resonsibility for it, even though he's required to and he's collecting at least half the fee.

Other than that, you should just ignore the 'Conditional' label because it's meaningless. You might consider posing this question to your state's appraisal regulatory board.

George Hatch
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