Common Violations Cited During a Disclosure Inspection
Thinking about selling your house? Then you’ll need to order a disclosure package, found online here at FSResidential.com. Disclosure packages will include a final inspection, so to make sure that yours goes as smoothly as possible, your covenants department has drawn up a list of common violations cited during a disclosure inspection. Discoloration, such as: algae, moss, mud or rust, etc.; typically cited on, but not limited to: siding, walkways, patios, decks, foundation, fences, doors, driveways, mailbox posts, chimneys, etc. Damage, such as: cracks, missing or broken portions, etc.; typically cited on, but not limited to: wood trim (around windows, doors, garages, etc.), retaining walls, walkways, missing/loose house numbers, door stoops, mailboxes and posts, shutters, decks, patios, doors, driveways, fences, etc. Corrugated Tubing: if this plastic tubing is more than four (4) feet in length, it must either be concealed or trimmed to a length that is less than four (4) feet; typically cited under: gutters. No Approved PIR on File: any exterior modification that will change the current design/color of an element of the home and is not listed as a pre-approved or “quick-track” item within the Community Guidelines, requires submission of a PIR. Sometimes these items were built with the home and many times we can determine this through research, but in cases that these items were installed without prior approval, we require an approved PIR on file. The items include, but are not limited to: patios, decks, deck stains, all doors (garage, storm, front, sliding, etc.), walkways, windows, tree removals, sunrooms, siding, shutters, etc. Window Uniformity: all windows on any one side of the home, to exclude picture windows, must be uniform. Even if you install all gridded windows to any one side of a home, if it is changing from a current no-grid style window, it requires submission and approval of a PIR prior to installation. Miscellaneous Items: storage of piled/stacked/dispersed items; to include, but not limited to: tarps, bricks, shelving, landscaping debris, household items, exercise equipment, etc.