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FHA - Non-functional Toilet And Shower /above Ground Spa

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Kelly S

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Sorry if this is a lame question - I've never come across this particular situation and just want to get some other thoughts. I've been researching the FHA handbook and haven't found a clear answer.

The property has numerous defective paint surfaces and the gas was not on at the time of my inspection, so those will be conditioned. One of the three bathrooms had a non-functional toilet and shower with a functional sink. The other two bathrooms were fully functional. Should the non-functional toilet and shower be a required repair? Or just note it and move on since the home has two other fully functional bathrooms?

The other issue is an above-ground spa in the middle of a weird covered deck built around a tree. There was a very heavy wooden cover on the spa with concrete blocks on top so I wasn't able to see much of it. The stairs to the deck are falling apart and wobbly but no sign of termite damage. How would you handle this?

Thanks in advance!
 
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glenn walker

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I would condition the bathroom to have a functional toilet and shower ** I would consider the above ground spa as personal property and no value given.
 

RSW

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I agree with Glenn.
 

bnmappraisal

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Agree with all three above - condition the bathroom; spa PP ... from your description the falling apart/wobbly stairs could fall under "safety" issue? (handrail and/or repair?) This is an FHA assignment as you mention
 
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