In 2019 HUD started the transition to NSPIRE, (National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate) with only a two week notice for all REAC inspections.
It is recommended that prior to the REAC inspection date, a 100% inspection of the property should be completed. This would include all 5 inspectable areas: the site, all building exteriors, all building systems, all common areas and all units.
The objective of a Pre-REAC inspection should not be to find as many defects as possible and then fix them all, but rather prioritize the defects that will have the biggest impact on your REAC score. This strategy will help you achieve the highest possible score by utilizing your resources in the most efficient and most cost-effective way.
Your inspection report will include anticipated detailed REAC scoring, the exact location of observed deficiencies with notes and photos, an excel spreadsheet, and REAC scoring analysis. This will allow you to focus your REAC preparation on the highest REAC point losses first.