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What is the difference between a condo and a PUD for a home inspection?
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
PUD is an acronym for Planned Unit Development. It differs from a condominium in that a PUD owns the land under the unit. Both forms of ownership have a HOA (Home Owners Association) that has restrictions over the use and alteration of the property, along with an obligation for maintenance of any common areas.
But with a PUD—pronounced like “dud” but with a “p”—the HOA has minimal or no maintenance responsibilities for the exterior of the unit. The homeowner is usually, but not always, responsible for roof repair and replacement, for example, along with other exterior maintenance. So we inspect all components of a PUD like we would any regular detached single-family residence. A condominium inspection, which is less expensive and does not include the roof and exterior of the unit, would not be appropriate for a PUD buyer.
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