Initial Property Inspection
The process begins with ordering a Preliminary Work Write Up (Feasibility Study). A Preliminary Work Write Up begins with an inspection of the property, with a "rough estimate" of work that will be necessary to comply with HUD's minimum property standards (MPS), in addition to the borrower's desired improvements. A scope of work document is created by the Consultant for contractor's bid specifications. This document describes the entire project in a clear and unambiguous detail so all contractor's bids the same list of required repair and remodel items. The Contractor will use the Scope of Work Contractor Bid Package to provide the homebuyer with a detailed bid that reflects the total cost of improvements, including labor and materials. If needed, PPT Inspections will negotiate with contractors, thereby helping the borrower get the most out of the repair budget. Once the bid specs are complete and a cost projection is calculated by the Consultant, the specs are reviewed by the borrower for corrections, deletions, or additions.