- Jan 16, 2008
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- New York
I am looking for some clarification. If an appraiser can and does accept a FHA assignment w/o the FHA case number as is authorized by HUD to "not delay" the inspection based on the 1996 mortgage letter, but appendix D states "the appraiser may not transmit the appraisal to the lender w/o the FHA case number...", is the appraiser in violation of USPAP for accepting the FHA assignment knowing the SOW was for an FHA job but not having enough data to complete and communicate the report if the lender fails to give an FHA case number??? What is the appraiser to do if he never get the case number and what is the appraiser liability for accepting the job w/o the number? I think USPAP will supercede any FHA/HUD policy and the appraisers will be in trouble for accepting the job and never communicating it.