Construction Loan Inspection Fees

VP at a bank ($84MUSA)

When a builder needs an extra inspection how do you handle? We have been advised that we cannot pass the cost to the builder because it wasn't disclosed to the borrower and there is the possiblility for the builder to pass our fee to the borrower hence not being disclosed.

  • COO at a bank ($805MUSA)

    We charge a standard $150 on each construction loan to cover inspections, and this is disclosed to the customer. We also have an employee that visits every construction on a monthly basis to determine to %-complete and compare that against the %-disbursed. These monthly inspections continue until the construction is 100% complete. The $150 fee covers that activity.