Truth-in-Housing Quick Overview
Truth in Sale of Housing (TISH) Reports are available online on City of Minneapolis Property Information.
- The seller hires a licensed Truth-in-Housing (TIH) evaluator.
- The evaluator performs evaluation of the property to be sold and writes a disclosure report.
- The evaluator files the disclosure report online at Property Information. A checklist of any required repairs will be online with the report.
- The seller needs to keep a copy of the disclosure report at the property so that potential buyers can see it. The seller should keep a copy of the report to give buyer at closing.
- If there are no required repairs, a Certificate of Approval (COA) is issued online. If there are repairs and and the seller completes the repairs, the COA is issued online. This is needed for closing.
- If repairs are needed and have not been completed before closing, the buyer needs to sign an acknowledgment of responsibility and submit it to the City within one day of closing.
- The buyer needs to complete all repairs within 90 days of closing.
- Once the buyer has completed all repair items, the Buyer Certificate of Completion is issued online.
- After either the seller or buyer completes the required repairs, a reinspection, is needed with a City inspector for work needing a permit or the evaluator who did the initial evaluation for non-permit work.
- Licensed contractors are needed to perform any required safety checks.
- Licensed contractors are often required to do the permit work.
- The buyer needs to complete all the required repairs before they can get a new TISH report to re-sell the property.
- TISH reports are vaild for 2 years or one sale. The report must be in the sellers name.
Last updated Sep 5, 2018