Texas Administrative Code
Title 22 - EXAMINING BOARDS
Part 8 - TEXAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION BOARD
Chapter 153 - RULES RELATING TO PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION ACT
Section 153.8 - Scope of Practice

Universal Citation: 22 TX Admin Code ยง 153.8

Current through Reg. 49, No. 12; March 22, 2024

(a) License holders are bound by the USPAP edition in effect at the time of the appraisal.

(b) Certified General Real Estate Appraisers may appraise all types of real property without regard to transaction value or complexity.

(c) Certified Residential Real Estate Appraisers:

(1) may appraise one-to-four residential units without regard to transaction value or complexity;

(2) may appraise vacant or unimproved land for which the highest and best use is for one-to-four family purposes;

(3) may not appraise subdivisions; and

(4) may associate with a state certified general real estate appraiser, who shall sign the appraisal report, to appraise non-residential properties.

(d) State Licensed Real Estate Appraisers:

(1) may appraise non-complex one-to-four residential units having a transaction value less than $1 million and complex one-to-four residential units having a transaction value less than $400,000;

(2) may appraise vacant or unimproved land for which the highest and best use is for one-to-four unit residential purposes;

(3) may not appraise subdivisions; and

(4) may associate with a state certified general real estate appraiser, who shall sign the appraisal report, to appraise non-residential properties.

(e) Appraiser Trainees may appraise those properties, under the active, personal and diligent supervision of their sponsoring appraiser, which the sponsoring appraiser is permitted to appraise.

(f) If an appraiser or appraiser trainee is a person with a disability (as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act or regulations promulgated thereunder), an unlicensed assistant may perform certain services normally requiring a license for or on behalf of the appraiser or appraiser trainee, provided that:

(1) the services performed by the assistant do not include appraisal analysis;

(2) the assistant only provides such services as would constitute a reasonable accommodation;

(3) the assistant is under the direct control of the appraiser or appraiser trainee;

(4) the appraiser or appraiser trainee is as close in physical proximity as is practical to the activity;

(5) the assistant is not represented as being or having the authority to act as an appraiser or appraiser trainee; and

(6) if the assistant provides significant assistance, the appraisal report includes the name of the assistant.

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