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Brooklyn Park MN implements home inspection ordinance.

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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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