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Joe Milla

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Certified Residential Appraiser
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I did an appraisal on a multi-family in the city where there are many pigeons. From the exterior of the subject, I could see some pigeons in and around the roof area and from inside the walk-up attic I could hear them in the eaves. This was a recent sale 3/08 and now the owner/buyer looking to refi. I have a call into the original listing broker to see if a home inspection was done and if so, what were their findings. Not sure how much help they will be. Pigeons are very common for the city and most property owners use various methods (wired mesh, tacking along perimeter of roof line etc,.) to deter these birds from nesting on their properties. My question is would you recommend or make subject to the current owner installing something to deter the birds. To me it appears to be a health issue. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

Marcia Langley

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Missouri
Joe,

If pigeons are living inside the structure I would reprt it as an infestation and make it subject an inspection by another expert, check box #4 EA.
 

Mike Kennedy

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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
New York
To me it appears to be a health issue.

photos and description of their Residual Excremental Contributory "value" contained in the report? cost to cure cosmetic deferred ...um.......maintenance if they .....erected "condo-coops" inside the attic?

any rental income or are they "squatters". (couldnt resist it's saturday morning).
 

Joe Milla

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Massachusetts
Thanks guys. I would like to know how the other appraiser handled it or did they just ignore the problem. There was a lock on door leading to attic. Owner says they do not want tenant going up there. Most likely because this area is already tenant occupied. They use the windows as thier means of egress.
 
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