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FHA safety issue?

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Timothy Rock

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An inspection for an FHA appraisal reveals old aluminum crank windows with no handles attached to crank the windows open. Only the main bedroom had a crank handle on one of the windows and it did not open or close properly. In my opinion this falls under safety, security or soundness.

Subject to this repair or installation of handles to allow all windows to function properly.

Thank you for your responses.
 
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Tim Hicks (Texas)

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That is an safety issue on any appraisal including FHA. What if there was an interior fire? How would they get out?
 

pmoore1960

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Absolutely a safety issue. Just like bars over windows, which would also have to be removed
 

Tom Woolford

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Absolutely a safety issue. Just like bars over windows, which would also have to be removed

They would only have to be removed if they did not have an interior release.
 
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