UAD Design(Style) Updates

Starting January 2, 2014, new UAD requirements will take effect including updates to the reporting of Design(Style) and Garage/Carport.

For Design/Style, the appraiser must choose an attachment type from the below list of abbreviations:

Abbreviated Entry Attachment Type
DT Detached Structure, does not share any communal walls, floor, or ceiling with another property
RT Row or Townhouse – One in a row of identical houses or having a common wall; attached to another unit via common wall
GR Garden – Structure is 1-3 stories tall, contains units with communal walls, floors, and/or ceilings
MR Mid-Rise – Structure is 4-7 stories tall, contains units with communal walls, floors, and/or ceilings
HR High Rise -Structure is 8+ stories tall, contains units with communal walls, floors, and/or ceilings
O Other

When reporting Design(Style), the ‘Attachment Type’ is followed by the ‘Number of Levels’, and the ‘Description of Style’. A semicolon is used to separate the number of levels from the Description of the style. Note that no semicolon is used between the ‘Attachment Type’ and the ‘Number of Levels’.

Examples:

  • DT1L;SitecondoRamb
  • RT3L;Twnhse
  • GR1L;Garden
  • MR1L;Midrise
  • HR2L;Penthouse

For more information about Design(Style) read our blog about Determining the UAD Style written by Rich Heyn and Dawn Molitor-Gennrich, or reference the updated Appendix D: Field-Specific Standardization Requirements.