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Suggested Guidelines for Completing the Revised NPMA-33 Form
Form NPMA-33 MUST be used by wood destroying insect (WDI) inspectors to report the results of WDI inspections for any HUD/VA guaranteed property transactions. The NPMA-33 is also typically used for conventional transactions. If a state, through regulation or statute, requires the use of a state approved form and excludes the use of all other forms, the state mandated form must be used.
Under generally accepted practices, it is the responsibility of the inspector/inspecting company to inspect for and report on visible evidence of wood destroying insects, and visible damage. Inspected areas of the structure(s) may vary according to local and regulatory requirements and practices.
If the state in which the inspection is conducted has prescribed procedures for inspections, those should be followed in conducting the inspection. The NPMA-33 does not preempt state requirements for inspection practices and reporting. If no state guidance exists, the inspection procedures should be in accordance with this document. Before starting the inspection process, inspectors should read and understand the NPMA-33