Tim (or anyone),
We are in the process of closing on our home, and have a hang up with the hand department. The inspection was submitted on March 8th and then resubmitted on the 14th after they asked for additional information. However any attempt to contact the person handling the file directly has failed. Is this commonplace? I have had no issues up until this point. Just wondering if there are any steps I can take to speed up the process as the seller is awaiting the required repair list. Thank you.
From what I have been reading on the forum, that seems to be the norm. I have had a pretty positive experience in regarding to my HAND coordinator communication. Both HAND coordinators that I have worked with answer me pretty quickly but it still took about 10 days to get my repair list back.
Thank you for the response. They finally sent the list yesterday so twelve days, but I have a follow up question. The required repairs are all minimal like covering a junction box, securing a light fixture etc. Do they all have to be done by a licensed contractor? Or if the seller opts to fix them can they act on their own?
It depends. Are they required or recommended. If it is required then it has to be done and your Hand coordinator will tell you if it has to be done by a GC. For example, the seller is going to repair 3 items on my list but only one of them needs to be certified.