Minneapolis Truth in Housing Ordinance


The purpose of the Minneapolis Truth in Housing Ordinance is to inform the buyer and seller of a home, prior to the time of sale, of any major structural defects or hazards to the health and safety of the occupants. The ordinance requires the repair or replacement of unsafe items related to the heating and electrical systems, water heaters, plumbing cross connections, unsafe gas piping, smoke detectors, and lack of required utilities.

The ordinance requires that the seller of single and two family dwellings, townhouses, and first time condominium conversions provide a Truth in Housing Disclosure Report or a Certificate of Code Compliance to the buyer prior to signing a purchase agreement. The truth in housing report must be prepared by a certified truth in housing evaluator. The ordinance requires that the completed report is available for inspection at the premises at all times when the dwelling is being offered for sale.

A valid disclosure report must be provided to the buyer at closing. The buyer is responsible to make any required repairs within 90 days after closing. Sellers may decide to complete any required repairs before closing.

For more information call (612) 673-5840 or contact the automated information number, (612) 673-2489 and request option 16.


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