A HUD engineering foundation inspection is:
To conduct a structural inspection for determining:
Decks, porches and room additions are regulated by the construction codes for each state and/or local housing authority. If the property has an addition attached after the home was sited, the attachment is not regulated by HUD Standards or Regulations. If an addition has been added to a manufactured home, it may take the home out of conformance with the Standards.
Generally, inspections and reports are turned around in 2 to 3 days.Usually, the engineer will review the file on the same day as the inspection and issue the certificate within a few hours.
We do not recommend waiting until the last minute for your Manufactured Home Engineering Certificate. You cannot close your loan without it, and you don’t want to be unnecessarily delayed.
In urgent cases, we can provide turnaround in as little as 24 hours. An extra fee is required for this expedited service.
We perform the following types of certification inspections:
This is VERY important: ask your lender specifically what you need! Not all lenders require both certificates, so you don’t want to pay for both if you don’t need them.
If the lender does not require the additions certificate, do not order it. If you order an additions certificate and the inspection fails, it could unnecessarily hold up closing your loan until repairs are made.
If your lender requires both certificates, order them at the same time. If you order a permanent foundation certificate and then order the additions certificate after the documentation has been submitted to the engineer, there will be a charge of $250.00 to reopen, review, and reissue the certifications.
FHA / VA Loans
FHA and VA loans require all three certifications: permanent foundation, additions, and 1st permanent location. Be sure to let us know if you have an FHA or VA loan.
The cost of a Manufactured Home Engineering Certification varies depending on the services required. The basic fees are:
engineering certificates, Manufactured Home Engineering Certificates
Manufactured Homes are built from 1976 and on when the HUD standards became effective. The HUD standards improved the quality, safety, and energy efficiency of the homes. The most recent HUD standards are dated September 1996. A manufactured home (formerly known as a mobile home) is built to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (HUD Code) and displays a red certification label on the exterior of each transportable section. Manufactured homes are built in the controlled environment of a manufacturing plant and are transported in one or more sections on a permanent chassis.Manufactured homes have exterior certification labels and an interior data plate where Mobile and Modular homes do not.