(1) Re-securing the property.
Re-securing the property is reimbursable, provided the initial securing of the property has been violated (no longer effective). Although the re-securing fee maximum allowable amount is $0.00, VA will review re-securing fees on appeal, at which time documentation to evidence the actual cost, date, and description of work completed must be submitted to justify re-securing the property.
Mr P. Says: Although VA has set a re-securing fee of $0.00, contractors should fully document and bid any re-securing needed. If warranted, the bid would probably be approved. If the re-securing is not approved, the contractor has record of an attempt to preserve and protect.