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Working On A FHA Check List

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RSW

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Hey all!

I'm working on a FHA check list for all of us to use out in the field either on paper or on a tablet pc. I have a basic format ready but need your help with things that should be there. I would like to keep it 3 pages. Here it is in pdf format.

PM me with your email address if you would like it in Microsoft Word format.

Thanks for your help.

Here it is on legal size paper.
 
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Rufus

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Hey RSW,

I'll look at it more thoroughly tomorrow, but just wanted to say good work on what you've done. One thought, divide the comments section to a little bit on each page.
 

RSW

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hglenbetts

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Mine has a column for check boxes that I use for photo documentation. If I've noted a condition (or anything that I feel should be photoed) I take a shot and check the box. Before leaving, I look it over to decide if I need to shoot anything else.:blush:
 

Pa'akai

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This is all from the VC sheet. You could always just print out a blank sheet and take it with you. Although this is in a more compact, easier to read version. Is there anything on here that wasn't on the original VC form that has been added?
 

RSW

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Pa'akai

There are a few items not on the VC sheet. I also left a few things out too.

HG

That's a good idea too about the photos.
 

Rufus

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Have you considered grouping the items a bit differently? Perhaps divide the three pages into subject exterior and on site items, subject interior, and the third page for external influences. Also, place the most common items at the top of each page, eg. things that are always present like roof, foundation and so on. Followed by the things that may be present, such as well and septic. And then items that could be present like the underground storage tanks. For the interior, water heaters, furnaces, etc. at the top, then holes in walls and the like.

Like any new form one starts to use, it takes a while to get used to where the information is located. I think it might be easier to have them grouped this way so one doesn't have to flip through each page but would have the appropriate one handy for where you are during the inspection.
 

RSW

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Have you considered grouping the items a bit differently? Perhaps divide the three pages into subject exterior and on site items, subject interior, and the third page for external influences. Also, place the most common items at the top of each page, eg. things that are always present like roof, foundation and so on. Followed by the things that may be present, such as well and septic. And then items that could be present like the underground storage tanks. For the interior, water heaters, furnaces, etc. at the top, then holes in walls and the like.

Like any new form one starts to use, it takes a while to get used to where the information is located. I think it might be easier to have them grouped this way so one doesn't have to flip through each page but would have the appropriate one handy for where you are during the inspection.

Good Point! That's why I posted this on the forum. Thanks for the suggestions.
 

Caterina Platt

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A couple things I noted that would be good to add:

Manufactured home items in their own grouping, ie. data plate, HUD Cert labels, running gear removed, etc.

Bedroom windows operable?

Garage door opener?
 

Don Clark

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Hey all!

I'm working on a FHA check list for all of us to use out in the field either on paper or on a tablet pc. I have a basic format ready but need your help with things that should be there. I would like to keep it 3 pages. Here it is in pdf format.

PM me with your email address if you would like it in Microsoft Word format.

Thanks for your help.

Here it is on legal size paper.

Why not just use the old VC Sheet? Also, flat roofs are no longer a problem. There is little room to make comments as you have laid the points out. Why not just carry the VC sheet with you, check yes or no, and make comments on any adverse things you find by referrence number on the VC sheet so you can transfer the comments to the report later.

You have done a good job but it is sort of like reinventing the wheel or the mouse trap:shrug:
 
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