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What is a TISH inspection

  • A TISH (Truth in the Sale of Housing) inspection is mandated by the City of Minneapolis and the City of Saint Paul, whenever you put your house on the market for sale.
  • You must have a TISH report prior to listing on the MLS.
  • The examination is fairly extensive may take several hours to complete. 
  • Areas inspected include: basement (including all mechanicals), kitchen and main floor rooms, all bedrooms and baths, attic and garage, the exterior and roofing. Please make sure these areas are accessible on inspection day.

Special Notes for Saint Paul inspections

  • A TISH inspection is mandated by the City of Saint Paul is a DISCLOSURE REPORT ONLY (No follow-up appointments or violation enforcement* required)
  • * Only enforcement is the requirement for a working hard wired smoke detector near sleeping areas 
  •  The City of Saint Paul require TISH inspections for only the following housing types:

               - Single Family Homes

               - Duplexes

               - Townhouses

               - Condominimums

  • The fee is $275.00 or $350.00 for a Duplex

Special Notes for Minneapolis  inspections

  • A TISH inspection is mandated by the City of Minneapolis and has enforcement requirements. 
  • Mandated repairs need to be completed and verified ($75.00 trip charge) prior to closing
  • Mandated repairs can be assumed by the buyer of the property and completed 90 days after closing
  • Minneapolis TISH report is good for (2) year from the date of the report
  • Minneapolis has a special energy audit that requires inspection of insulation levels in the attic or knee wall areas. Wall insulation is also inspected via a 2" hole drilled in an exterior facing wall. We endeavor to place these holes in as descreet a location as possible; they are then covered with a flat plastic cap. This information is used to create an Energy Disclosure Report. There is no manditory insulation requirement
  •  The City of Minneapolis require TISH inspections for only the following housing types:

               - Single Family Homes

               - Duplexes

               - Townhouses

  • The fee is $275.00 or $350.00 for a Duplex
  • Once a TISH evaluation is booked a confirmation email is sent to you including common repair items and a list of areas covered in the evaluation.  Completed TISH reports are then available later that day