The API is pleased to inform members that the member consultation period for the new Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Guidance Paper (GP) opens 6 September 2023 and ends on 6 October 2023.  

SDA dwellings are a relatively new subset of residential properties which are established under the NDIS. 

SDA is a registered and classified accommodation for a person who requires specialist housing solutions, including to assist with the delivery of support that caters for the persons extreme functional impairment or very high support needs, as defined by SDA Legislation. 

This GP provides guidance to API Members including Valuers who provide professional opinions and advice to their clients in relation to Specialist Disability Accommodation. 

The objective of this GP is to address circumstances whereby Valuers are requested to undertake valuations of SDA dwellings as well as Members providing non-valuation advice in relation to SDA dwellings. 

Members and interested industry stakeholders are encouraged to provide comments on the exposure draft paper using the response webform by no later than Friday 6 October 2023.  The technical working group involved in the drafting of this paper would be particularly interested to received feedback from those undertaking valuations of SDA properties in relation to any specific reporting requirements and valuation considerations.  

If there are any queries, please contact Standards.