Servicing Guide

Published September 9, 2020

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What are Fannie Mae's property preservation requirements for initial and ongoing grass recuts during property preservation?

Each initial and ongoing (recut) yard service includes but is not limited to:

  • Cut grass and remove clippings from sidewalks, driveways and lawns (front, sides, rear, etc.) from the entire property up to one acre.
  • Remove weeds/grass from fence lines, foundation of home, driveways/sidewalks and flower beds without damaging existing plants or flowers.
  • Remove all non-decorative vegetation attached to structure(s) and fencing (including hanging vines).
  • Edge all driveways, walkways and sidewalks.
  • Clear all driveways, walkways and sidewalks of clippings and dirt. Do not blow clippings into neighbor's yard.
  • Remove water, leaves and incidental debris from covered pool/hot tub/spa.
  • Remove all incidental leaves and debris/trash.
  • Clear all debris and weeds from basement window wells.
  • Remove all debris as a result of services from the property.
  • Desert landscaping, rockscape, or low maintenance landscaping includes, but is not limited to, pulling and spraying of weeds, removing tumbleweeds, and trimming grass where necessary.

For additional information please see: Property Preservation Matrix and Reference Guide, Section 5, Initial Securing and Initial Services.

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