The following Twin Cities communities require Truth-in-Housing inspections prior to listing your home for sale. Each city’s requirements differ in terms of when the inspection and repairs must be done, who must perform the inspection, and what repairs need to be made. Click on your city below to find out the specifics.
Often referred to as TISH inspections (Truth in Sale of Housing), they are different than the standard inspection performed for and paid by most buyers. The TISH inspections are paid for by the seller and mandated by the city to ensure certain hazards do not exist. Examples of these hazards may be smoke detectors, railings, plumbing, electrical, leaking sewer lines, etc. Because each city differs in their requirements, check the link below on what will need to be completed to receive your certificate of compliance that will be needed to close the sale of your property.
Most buyers will also still have their own inspection as these inspections tend to include more items than the city inspections – such as appliances, exterior grading, radon, etc. The TISH inspection should be available for buyers to review along with the Seller’s Property Disclosure during showings.
Links to City Websites Explaining Their TISH Program