Tuesday 24 October 2017

Weatherization Progam Changes

Posted at 9:05 AM

The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) has issued updated guidelines regarding the Weatherization Program that is set to expire effective January 1, 2018. DSPS is already phasing out the procedures for processing Stipulations, Waivers, and Certificates of Compliance.  DSPS will discontinue the Rental Weatherization database on November 11, 2017.

After the above effective date there will be no Weatherization paperwork to process, the Real Estate Transfer Return (RETR) will be modified to delete references to the program, no new inspections will be conducted, and no Certificates of Compliance will be issued. All Stipulations, Waivers, and Certificates now of record will simply become legacy items and should be disregarded.

Below is a list of possible stituations that may be encountered in a transaction, followed by an appropriate resolution as expressed by DSPS.

                              Situation                                                                                                             Resolution

New sale transaction, before January 1, 2018, no Stipulation,                                                                On RETR, enter W-11, Reason: "Program Terminated;"                                Waiver, or Certificate exists of record.                                                                                                      no other paperwork is needed.

Open Stipulation found on record for prior owner                                                                                     Ignore Stipulation; on RETR, enter W-11, Reason: "Program Terminated"

Seller has unexpired stipulation on record                                                                                                Ignore Stipulation; on RETR, enter W-11, Reason: "Program Terminated"

New sale transaction, prior to January 1, but buyer insists on                                                                  Certificates may still be available before January 1, but consider:                        Certifcate of Compliance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a)  Certifcation stamps can no longer be purchased, so inspectors can                                                                                                                                                                                        only issue Certifications if they have stamps on hand;                                                                                                                                                                                                       b)   Inspectors are no longer being appointed, so they are less                                                                                                                                                                                                      available now.


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