Is a property with security bars or burglar bars on its bedroom windows acceptable for FHA financing?

The Appraiser must report when the property has security bars on bedroom windows or doors. 

For additional information see Handbook 4000.1 II.D.3.c.vii(B) at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh

All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.


Topic Number: KA-03891