What is required to document termite treatment for new construction properties?

The following guidance may be used immediately for existing cases and must be used for FHA case numbers assigned on or after January 4, 2021.
 
A Wood Infestation Report is required, unless the Property is located in an area of no to slight infestation as indicated on HUD’s “Termite Treatment Exception Areas” list:        
  • Form HUD-NPMA-99-A, Subterranean Termite Protection Builder’s Guarantee, is required for all New Construction. If the building is constructed with steel, masonry or concrete building components with only minor interior wood trim and roof sheathing, no treatment is needed. The Mortgagee must ensure that the builder notes on the form that the construction is masonry, steel, or concrete. 
  • Form HUD-NPMA-99-B, New Construction Subterranean Termite Service Record, is required when the New Construction Property is treated with one of the following: Termite Bait System, Field Applied Wood Treatment, soil chemical termiticide, or Physical Barrier System is installed, as reflected on the HUD-NPMA-99-A. The Mortgagee must reject the use of post construction soil treatment when the termiticide is applied only around the perimeter of the foundation.  
The Termite Treatment Exception Areas list is available on HUD's Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1 (SF Handbook) Supplemental Documents web page at:
https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/handbook_references

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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-04071