Test Your REAC Knowledge – Part 3

It’s fun to see how much we really know about  these important and always changing UPCS/REAC standards. According to the Compilation Bulletin Version 3, answer the following questions.  Question 1: A randon sampling of access panels will be opened during a REAC inspection, but ALL panels must match the surrounding wall or ceiling color?  True  Fals

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Test Your REAC Knowledge – Part 2

It's fun to see how much we really know about  these important and always changing UPCS/REAC standards. Question 1: Your cluster mailboxes are owned by the postal service, but one lid doesn't latch correctly. During a REAC inspection, what is going to happen? No Defect will be cited Hazard/Other will be cited Site - Level 3 cited (0.3 points) Quest

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Test Your REAC Knowledge – SITE

It's fun to see how much we really know about  these important and always changing UPCS/REAC standards. Question 1: Small amount of erosion from beneath a sidewalk is what Level of Severity? No Defect Level 2 (3.7 points) Level 3 (7.4 points) Question 2: For unevenness in the walkway to be considered a "Tripping Hazard" what change in elevation is

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REAC “Industry Standards” Changes – August 1

As you probably know, REAC inspectors began today implementing the new "Industry Standard" repair directive. This basically gives each REAC inspector the right to judge the craftsmanship of each repair made within the property. If, in the inspectors' varied opinions, the repair isn't inline with "industry standards", you will likely be cited for th

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Bed Bug Units Now Inspected

REAC conducted a conference call with their inspectors last week and instituted a new policy regarding units with bed bugs – they now will be fully inspected as any other unit – selecting alternate units will not be allowed because of bed bugs. If the property representative refuses entry to the unit, the entire inspection will be noted as “unsucce

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REAC inspectors are now shutter-bugs

Starting in 2015, All REAC inspectors are required to include a photo of EVERY Level 3 defect recorded!     We heartedly welcome this change as we feel it will place a bit more accountability onto the inspector and make appeals easier to win.    From HUD/REAC... ATTENTION: NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO DCD 4.0 SOFTWARE REAC is further enhancing its in

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New Compilation Bulletin 4.0

REAC recently released a new Compilation Bulletin regarding the new PASS 4.0 protocol. If you would like to read the entire Bulletin it can be found on our website under "Helpful Info". But...in an effort to save you time, I have put together this summary which highlights the changes/updates from previous versions.   Compilation Bulletin Summa

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PASS 4.0; bittersweet

REAC is busy conducting 100+ inspections each day using the PASS 4.0 protocol. As you already know, there are several “upgrades” to the new standards and the resulting Summary Report you receive after your inspection. One of the most bittersweet changes is the ability of the inspector to add “location” and “comments” to EVERY defect (not just Level

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REAC Inspection Scheduling

With many inspections being scheduled now because of recent REAC auctions, we thought it a great time to remind you of a few things; After the contract inspector “wins” your inspection through the Reverse Auction he or she is required to make contact and set the inspection schedule within 20 days. The inspector is obligated to offer you at least 3

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REAC Coming? Now what…….

When it comes to the REAC inspection, the person selected to escort the inspector is the most important person in your orginzation. Regardless of the amount of money and time spent in preperation, sending an ill informed escort will have a devistating impact on your score. As an inspection escort, I should....   Have This Data Ready Complete l

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