(a) Site appropriateness. Before installing a manufactured home at any site, the installer must assure that the site is suitable for installing the home by verifying that:
(1) The site is accessible;
(2) The site is appropriate for the foundation or support and stabilization system that is to be used to install the home in accordance with the federal installation standards or alternative requirements in part 3285 of this chapter;
(3) The data plate required by § 3280.5 of this chapter is affixed to the home, that the home is designed for the roof load, wind load, and thermal zones that are applicable to the intended site; and
(4) The installation site is protected from surface run-off and can be graded in accordance with part 3285.
(b) Installer notification of unsuitable site. If the installer determines that the home cannot be installed properly at the site, the installer must:
(1) Notify the purchaser or other person with whom the installer contracted for the installation work, identifying the reasons why the site is unsuitable;
(2) Notify the retailer that contracted with the purchaser for the sale of the home, identifying the reasons why the site is unsuitable;
(3) Notify HUD, identifying the reasons why the site is unsuitable;
(4) Decline to install the home until the site and the home are both verified by the installer as suitable for the site under this section; and
(5) Ensure that all unique characteristics of the site have been fully addressed.
(c) Installer notification of failures to comply with the construction and safety standards. If the installer notices and recognizes failures to comply with the construction and safety standards in part 3280 of this chapter prior to beginning any installation work, during the course of the installation work, or after the installation work is complete, the installer must notify the manufacturer and retailer of each failure to comply.