What are the methods for determining vacancy?

There are many methods to determine vacancy and the HUD regulations specifically state these four in Attachment 2, paragraph I, sub-paragraph C:

(i) checking utility meters to determine if they are on
(ii) contacting the listing broker if there is a for sale or rent sign on the property
(iii) observing general maintenance and
(iv) speaking to neighbors. Other methods may include surveillance, phone, cable, internet providers, mail delivery personnel, etc. Continue Reading

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