(1) Certify that as of the date of the filing of deed for record, or assignment of the mortgage to the Secretary, the property was:
(i) Undamaged by fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane or tornado; and
(ii) As to mortgages insured or for which commitments to insure were issued on or after January 2, 1977, undamaged due to failure of the mortgagee to take action as required by § 203.377; and
(iii) As to mortgages insured under firm commitments issued on or after November 19, 1992, or under direct endorsement processing where the credit worksheet was signed by the mortgagee's underwriter on or after November 19, 1992, undamaged while the property was in the possession of the mortgage; or
(2) Attach to its claim a copy of the Secretary's authorization to convey the property in damaged condition.
(b) In the absence of evidence to the contrary, the mortgagee's certificate or description of the damage shall be accepted by the Secretary as establishing the condition of the property, as of the date of the filing of the deed or assignment of the mortgage.