OFFERRING APPRAISAL FOLLOWING A NATURAL DISASTER
Natural disasters are unfortunate facts in life; we have very little control over them. Wildfires, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes are common occurrences. Some appraisers are trained for disasters, working for FEMA, federal agencies, or insurance companies. An appraiser can help you by offering expert market analysis. Skadetaksering
There are clients who get appraisers to inspect and prepare reports on issues beyond their level of expertise, which causes most appraisers to turn them down. It is also wise for the appraiser to avoid taking up jobs that require them to provide updates on a work that another appraiser had worked on due to lack of a basis for comparison or projects that might have depreciated in value. Takstmann
When an appraiser is called forth to make comments on conditions and damages after a disaster or to give a report on a property on an area recently affected by a disaster, they should think of adding language to the report they put forward to put clear limits to the scope of the task in question. Taksering Kristiansand
Upon detection of damage during the inspection, the appraiser should make the report “subject to” completing some mandatory repairs, considering whether they can clarify that they were done satisfactorily. The professional should also be keen on reporting any damage by describing the condition but making no conclusions.
When there is no visible evidence of damage, the appraiser should take a few pictures from various angles for the report. This provides evidence that the appraiser noticed no damage in inspection, should the damage be reported later. They come in handy when the work of the appraiser is under scrutiny, be it in repairs or the extent of the problems described in the report.
In conclusion, every appraiser should first evaluate their ability to conduct the assignment if a request is made for them to inspect a property after a disaster. The file should also be documented when preparing the appraisal or conditions report. They should determine whether additional language is needed to define their scope and always take pictures to prevent professional problems later on. Wikipedia