- Oct 29, 2006
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
I need a steer to some documentation I can send the lender as to why I am not including a detached garage apartment in with the subject's main SQFT. The American National Standard for Single Family Residential Buildings covers this but is there anything documentation wise that lenders typically use which says this shouldn't be done? The previous appraisal done merged the SQFT together to get 5,000 SF which gave the last appraisal a more favorable value. Its really a 3900 SF main house and an 1100 SF over detached garage. I did my best to get a couple of matches with in law suites, garage apts etc. Appraisal guidelines I've found address calling it and accessory unit/multifamily but I can't track down the source for not adding the SF together. I know adding them is wrong but am looking for another source to supplement ANSI.