- Feb 23, 2002
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
While I am on a roll with HUD requirements. I always noted VC-11, safety/hazard factors, if a fence inside a property presented a safety hazard. The fences in two cases were falling over into the property and presented a clear safety issue if they were to fall on a child. I have had serious discussions on this matter requiring their removal. I didn't require replacement of the fence as it wasn't necessary to have a fence except in one case where removal exposed a swimming pool and if removed, although it was falling, the pool presented an attractive nuisance.(also a matter not covered) Now I am reviewing the handbook explanations for VC11 and it specifically eliminates fencing for this section and anything outside the house proper. Anyone have views on this.