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On FHA where there is a scuttle hole into the attic, but it is rinkydink do you still indicate that there is sucttle access to the attic or indicate NONE in the attic access category?
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Explain what you just said and did in the report. 
You can't be wrong that way.


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Im not trying to get my ASS in it.  Its my damn head and shoulders that are too big.
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It's a scuttle...  for a skinny apprentice.

I don't mess with them either.  I leave it up to the lender if they determine they want a 3rd party attic inspection.  You can take a guess and condition it or not condition it with comment - trying to guess if they will require the inspection or not.  Either way you have a 50/50 chance of it coming back and you'll need to add or remove the condition but then you just cut and paste their request and pass on the liability. 
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I did one the other day where the crawlspace door was screwed down.  Not a biggie, a screwdriver would get you in.... But to me, its sealed off so no inspection required right?

I just noted it and did it as-is.  They didn't come back with it.  BTW, it had about 40 screws in it.

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I had one a couple of months ago where the attic drop stairs were nailed shut...  they made the homeowner unseal it and ordered a final inspection....
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HUD actually has a program where they give people money (substantial money) to make their homes more energy efficient.  Part of this process is actually sealing off the attic access.

I can't remember the name of the program.  Only met one person who did it.  Its not for rich folks.

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Yup.  Had one request they unseal the sealed scuttle to view the 1.5ft of space left when you finish off the top floor of a cape.  On several with low decks over the crawl hatch they said the inspection wasn't necessary.  Yet if they zoom in on an old garage and find a chip of paint missing on a peak somewhere they will halt everything and have you condition it on the garage being painted. 

All from the same lender. Not very consistent.
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For those small scuttles, just get your camera up there with a selfie-stick and take a few photos or video. Sure beats trying to get a fat head and shoulders in there!
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HUD has very specific instructions.  Stick your head AND your shoulders in there.  You have to make sure you can get your shoulders in there.

There is a reason for this... Anyone want to take a guess?????

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The seller is responsible for providing access to the attic and crawl space. If you cant enter or can only enter so far, disclose it and move on. I am assuming the "head and shoulders" phrase came into being when some pencil pusher thought having only your head in didn't give you a good enough view. Soon they will be requiring a selfie to show that we were all the way in.
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The reason for the shoulders is to prove that someone can actually enter the space for repairs and maintenance.  



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