Aug 11, 2016 - 08:47 AM
1) The appraiser is required to disclose any significant real property appraisal assistance provided by another appraiser in the preparation of the appraisal. The name of the individual(s) perfoming such assistance must be disclosed in the certification of the report, and the specific duties performed by the individual(s) must be stated in the report; and
2) The appraiser is required to sign a certification that states, among other things: "the reported analyses, opinions, and conclusions are limited only by the reported assumptions and limiting conditions and are my personal, impartial, and unbiased professional analyses, opinions, and conclusions."
Therefore, if the appraiser's husband measured the property and he is an appraiser, the appraiser would have to disclose that assistance. If the husband is not an appraiser, the appraiser should identify the source of the data (i.e., square footage of the property) and take responsibility for the analyses, opinions, and conclusions by signing the certification.