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REAC Inspection Training: New Rule Proposals and Non-Industry Standard (NIS) Repair Rules – Part I of II


April 30, 2019


Hank Vanderbeek

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 90 Minutes

* Not able to attend the live session? We can arrange an on-demand session for You. Please call 1-951-801-2324

This program has been approved for 1.5 InterNACHI certification hours.


REAC is forever changing the rules—and inspectors cannot apply them consistently, especially when it comes to non-industry standard (NIS) repairs. Yet you’ll face significant penalties for UPCS non-compliance. And the heat is definitely on at the moment: REAC is set to revamp its 20-year-old scoring system!

REAC Inspectors are ill-equipped and inexperienced in recognizing NIS repairs, so it is vitally important for property owners, managers and maintenance staff to stay current on what information REAC is and is not imparting to its inspectors. REAC has substantial penalties for UPCS non-compliance and does not always follow its policies and its inspectors don’t apply the rules inconsistently, especially NIS rules. REAC, it seems, has overstepped its mandate by requiring inexperienced inspectors to make judgments on whether or not licensed tradesmen repair work is adequate and meets codes.

The NIS repair rules were forced on properties. Neither public comments, nor legal ruling were sought before the NIS rules were implemented. The fact is REAC Inspectors are not qualified to judge most NIS repairs – and you should be prepared for the consequences. They invariable misapply the NIS rules, so it is important to understand what they are looking for and the best way to avoid costly defects and file a successful appeal.

In this highly informative and interactive session by industry expert, Hank Vanderbeek, MPA, CMI, you will know what is being taught to REAC Inspectors about calling out NIS defects. You will get insider information that is not readily available to property owners and know how to use that information to your advantage to avoid losing points unnecessarily, and to avoid spending money on unwarranted repairs.

This REAC training will cover the latest changes and how REAC Inspectors interpret NIS defect rules and what it expects of properties. Attending this session will help you save money on improper repairs while mitigating high point defects. You will get proper understanding of how to manage REAC inspection of important NIS defects.

Plus, you will get the opportunity to ask specific questions to a REAC expert to ensure you are properly following the NIS defect rules and have all the answers related to UPCS inspections. So, when a REAC Inspector says something “doesn’t look right”, you will be prepared to discuss and persuade him why the repair is acceptable. Finally, you will get some scoring structure basics for proper understanding of the effects of NIS defects.

Session Highlights:

  • New NIS rules and other proposed changes, and what you can do to prepare
  • What repairs REAC inspectors have difficulty identifying as defects?
  • How the NIS application can affect your score
  • Why a repaired defect is still a defect, e.g. a covered electrical panel hole covered is still a hole, or why a covered door hole is still a hole?
  • What’s in the NIS repair rules pipeline and how it impacts you?
    • Roof inspections
    • Mold inspections
    • 14 Advanced Notice rule
  • Why is REAC inspection more penal than other HUD physical inspection protocols?
  • Acceptable and unacceptable repairs with numerous photo examples, including unpublished training photos used to train its REAC Inspectors on NIS repairs
  • How proper repairs can lead to higher scores and less frequent REAC inspections
  • Important NIS rule interpretations on:
    • Erosion
    • Electric
    • Vegetation
    • Doors
    • Walls
    • Ceilings
    • Fences
    • Downspouts
    • Sprinkler heads
    • Plumbing
    • Floor repairs
    • And more!

Also Includes:

  • Live Q&A session with speaker
  • 90-slide PowerPoint presentation download
  • Certificate of attendance

Who Will Benefit:

  • Top management
  • Property owners
  • Property managers
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Support and maintenance staff

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