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The following cities require a Truth in Housing or Time of Sale evaluation any time a property is marketed or offered for sale.

St. Paul & Maplewood     City of St Paul      City of Maplewood

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The Cities of St. Paul  & Maplewood require a Truth in Housing evaluation prior to marketing any property.  This report is required on all single-family, duplex, Townhouse or condominiums.  The report must be on site and available for all potential buyers to view.  Additionally a copy must be provided to the buyer at the time of signing a purchase agreement.  The evaluation is a statement of the condition of the property based on the city guidelines it is meant to inform but there are no required corrections.  The only exception to this is a requirement in St. Paul only for one hardwired smoke detector located near the sleeping areas.  It is important have a correct and accurate report in order to ensure a smooth  real estate transaction and protect both the buyer and seller.

Minneapolis & Hopkins  City of Minneapolis      Minneapolis property information Hopkins

The Cities of Minneapolis & Hopkins require a Truth in Housing evaluation prior to marketing any property.  This report is required on all single-family, duplex, Townhouse or 1st time conversions of  condominiums.  The report must be on site and available for all potential buyers to view.  Additionally a copy must be provided to the buyer at the time of signing a purchase agreement.  The evaluation is a statement of the condition of the property based on the city guidelines . Items rated as "RR" (repair/replace) are required to be corrected by either the seller or the buyer. It is  important have a correct and accurate report in order to ensure a smooth  real estate transaction and protect both the buyer and seller.

The cities of Bloomington & South Saint Paul    City of Bloomington   City of South St Paul

Both of the cities require a Time of Sale Evaluation prior to marketing or showing the property.  The report is required of all single-family, duplex, townhouse, condominiums in both cities.  Additionally South St. Paul requires the evaluation on apartment buildings .The report must be on site and available for all potential buyers to view.  Additionally a copy must be provided to the buyer at the time of signing a purchase agreement.  The evaluation is a statement of the condition of the property based on the city guidelines . It is  important have a correct and accurate report in order to ensure a smooth  real estate transaction and protect both the buyer and seller.                                                                                                           

Robbinsdale           City of Robbinsdale

The City requires a Truth in Housing evaluation prior to marketing any property.  This report is required on all single-family, duplex, 3 family ,Townhouse or condominium.  The report must be on site and available for all potential buyers to view.  Additionally a copy must be provided to the buyer at the time of signing a purchase agreement.  The evaluation is a statement of the condition of the property based on the city guidelines . The owner shall be informed that city permits may be required for items marked as “Repair/Replace” and all questions in that regard should be addressed to the City of Robbinsdale Inspections Division       763-537-4534.     Items rated as "RR" (repair/replace) are required to be corrected . It is  important have a correct and accurate report in order to ensure a smooth  real estate transaction and protect both the buyer and seller.

                         

 

Note:   A pre-inspection may be performed in all of the cities with the exception of Bloomington.  This will allow you to correct any "Hazardous" or "Repair / Replace" items prior to marketing .This will allow the seller to have a corrected accurate report as all of the deficiencies will be corrected prior to releasing of the Truth in Housing or Time of Sale.  Please contact me for more information.

South Saint Paul , West Saint Paul  & Little Canada Rental Inspection   

 City of South St Paul     West Saint Paul     Little Canada

The Cities of South Saint Paul & West St Paul requires an inspection  on all rental units. This is true for one unit as well as all multi units. Any items found to be "Hazardous " must be corrected and a final inspection done verifying completion. Upon correction we will then issue a certificate of completion. This certificate must be presented to the city at  the time of rental license renewal. Please contact me for more details.

Eagan

The City of Eagan has implemented a mandatory Inflow and Infiltration inspection program . Properties subject to the program are located in three districts that were identified as the major Inflow & Infiltration problem areas. Roughly 2,600 properties will be subject to these inspections which the City expects will be completed within one year.

The sewer service inspection itself will not have a cost to the property owner. However, if the inspection identifies any issues, a follow up "Corrective Work Order" will be sent to the property owner requiring repair to be completed within 60 days. If the property owner does not schedule an inspection upon receiving a letter from the city to do so, or if the property owner does not complete the necessary repairs within 60 days of receiving the Corrective Work Order, the property owner's Utility Bill will have a $150 surcharge per month of non-compliance until a Certificate of Compliance is issued by the City.

In the case of non-compliance, the property owner will be responsible for paying for 50% of the corrective work in addition to the City Permit fee of $50.50. The City of Eagan will pay for the remaining 50% of the cost of repair. For property owners who need financing, the City will spread the cost of repair as a special assessment on the property tax for up to five years at 4% interest.

For more information visit the city of Eagan’s website at: www.cityofeagan.com/inflow. 

 

 

 

The following cities have a requirement for a pre-sale inspection that is done by city employees . Most of these require some correction prior to closing on the sale.

Please call them directly for more information

Crystal     763-531-1148                            Crystal

Brooklyn Park    763-424-8000                     Brooklyn Park

New Hope  763-531-5100                           New Hope

Osseo  763-425 2624                                  Osseo                                          

St Louis Park   952-924 -2588                   Saint Louis Park

Richfield   612-861-9700                           Richfield

Golden Valley has a requirement  for a point of sale  Sanitary Sewer System Inspection prior to any offer of sale. For more information about the  Point of Sale Inspection, contact Public Works at 763-593-8030.             

 Golden Valley Sanitary Sewer Inspection Requirement

 

Here are some helpful Links

           County web sites

  Ramsey County    http://rrinfo.co.ramsey.mn.us/public/characteristic/index.aspx

Hennepin  County  http://www16.co.hennepin.mn.us/pins/

 Dakota County http://www.co.dakota.mn.us/HomeProperty/PropertyInformation/PropInfoOnline.htm

 

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