If you’re planning to buy or sell a home in the Twin Cities area, the Truth in Sale of Housing inspection (or “TISH”) is something you may encounter. The requirements for this inspection may vary from city to city, so we’ve compiled a list of which cities need what kind of inspection.
What is a Truth in Sale of Housing Inspection?
The TISH inspection (also known as Time of Sale, Point of Sale, or Truth in Housing) is an inspection that checks a home for various issues, ranging from the superficial to the potentially hazardous. In some cities, the hazardous issues raised by this inspection need to be resolved by the seller before closing. In other cities, it’s informational only. In all cases, the findings of the TISH inspector must be printed out and on the premises for potential buyers and agents to look over.
What are the Sewer Inspections?
Both the Sanitary Sewer inspection and the Sewer I/I inspection are for the same purpose: To make sure your home isn’t returning excess clean water into the sanitary sewers. Put simply, any water that goes into the sanitary sewer system needs to be processed and cleaned. When clean water goes into this system, it’s a huge waste of time, energy, and money. It’s a problem that costs more than $300 million annually! These inspections are fairly new, so please click on the links above for more information.