Brooklyn Park MN implements home inspection ordinance.

Filed in Minnesota Real Estate by on September 12, 2007 5 Comments

All Brooklyn Park Minnesota homes listed or offered for sale after September 15th must be inspected by city housing inpsector. This rule applies to all residential buildings, including single family homes, duplexes, townhomes, and condominiums, or any other kind of residential dwelling. The application fee for inspection is $150.00.

What is different about Brooklyn Park’s point-of-sale housing inspection? Even if the property does not sell, any reported deficiencies must be corrected, even if the house does NOT sell!

What will the city housing inspector be looking for?

  • unpaid fines
  • unpaid utility bills
  • junked cars
  • faulty plumbing systems
  • faulty electrical systems and fixtures
  • improper venting
  • improper sump pump drains
  • junk vehicles
  • inadequate smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • inadequate egress windows
  • heating system deficiencies
  • water heater deficiencies
  • deficiencies in floors, walls, ceilings
  • roof problems and venting problems
  • deficient laundry venting
  • structural problems
  • sanitation and pest issues
  • problems with stairs and rails
  • peeling exterior paint
  • unpermitted work

The city of Brooklyn Park believes this measure is necessary to ensure public health, safety, and welfare. The inspection report is not to be construed as any kind of warranty, and homebuyers should still rely on their own private inspector. More information about the new Brooklyn Park home inspection rule can be obtained from Jim Hilgendorf at 763.488.6379.

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  1. DOUG says:

    THIS IS JUST ANOTHER ATTACK OF GREED AT THE CITY LEVEL. WHY DONT THEY PUT MORE MONEY INTO THE POLICE DEPT TO CONTROL CRIME RATHER THAN THIS?

  2. kim says:

    Crime is the number one thing in Brooklyn Park.Just look at Plymouth Robberies (9) Brooklyn Park (118) (1,311% MORE).Maple Grove (21) Brooklyn Park (118)(461% MORE).We need a hell of alot of help.The numbers do not show each day of hell we live with each day.Not a good place for kids.

  3. nate says:

    GREED BY CITY HALL and more power over the people.

  4. Duane says:

    This is unadulterated extortion. It is as unamerican as it gets. Why not set up check points and interogate people trying to buy a house?? What a rip off, its just a money making gimic. There are so many houses out of repair but nothing happens to them. God forbid you try and actually fix something cheap in your house like adding a bath fan. They will not let the actual home owner pull a permit. You have to get a licensed contracter to put in a fricken bathroom fan!!!! So, something you can do for 50 bucks or so will literally cost you 500 bucks unless you do it on the sly. What a crock!

  5. buyer says:

    LOL! i’m buying a house and I did a search and landed no this site. The house i am buying has failed the Brooklyn Park inspection.. and guess what… they want me to get a permit for the littlest things.. Water heater install (i’ve installed hundreds yet I have to get someone with a permit)… pay someone to install the dead light bulbs… pay someone to fix a stuck light switch… I’m seconding thinking about staying in BP any longer.

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