Seismic Risk Assessment (SRA)
You must obtain a Level 1 SRA dated within 12 months before the Commitment DateCommitment DateDate a Commitment is confirmed by Fannie Mae as described in Part IV A: Mortgage Loan Commitment, Delivery and Purchase Procedures, Chapter 3. for any PropertyPropertyMultifamily residential property securing the Mortgage Loan and including the land (or Leasehold interest in land), Improvements, and personal property (as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code). with one of the Structural Risk Factors listed in Form 4099.C.
The SRA must:
- meet the ASTMASTMAmerican Society for Testing Materials seismic standards (ASTMASTMAmerican Society for Testing Materials E2026 – Standard Guide for Seismic Risk Assessment of Buildings and ASTMASTMAmerican Society for Testing Materials E2557 – Standard Practice for Probable Maximum Loss (PML) Evaluations for Earthquake Due Diligence Assessments);
- include estimates for the Scenario Expected Loss (SEL) and the Scenario Upper Loss (SUL);
- use a 10% probability of exceedance in a 50-year period;
- meet ASTMASTMAmerican Society for Testing Materials seismic standard professional qualifications; and
- comply with Form 4099.C.
For Small Mortgage LoansSmall Mortgage LoansMortgage Loan with an original loan amount less than or equal to $6 million and underwritten per Part III: Products and Features, Chapter 9. , the SRA field investigation may be performed by a PCAPCAAssessment of the current physical condition and historical operation of the Property. consultant or field observer if that professional has at least 2 years of experience performing seismic risk assessments of buildings.
A new SRA is not required for Supplemental Mortgage LoansSupplemental Mortgage LoansMortgage Loan purchased by Fannie Mae that is subordinated to, and has a Mortgage Loan Origination Date after, the Senior Mortgage Loan that is also owned by Fannie Mae. ; you may rely on the original underwriting seismic analysis.