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Robbinsdale Point of Sale Inspections

If your home is in Robbinsdale, you’ll need a Robbinsdale Point of Sale inspection to sell:

  • All single family homes, duplexes, condominiums, and townhouses are included
  • The report is good for one year or one sale
  • Any items marked “Required Repair” on the report must be corrected. Other deficiencies may be noted but will not require repairs
  • A city inspector will inspect the repairs when they’re done, not Apple Home Inspections. There is a $50 charge for the re-inspection

Enforcement of the Robbinsdale Point of Sale ordinance began May 1, 2009, and requires a disclosure report prepared by a certified evaluator (hired by the seller), prior to the house being placed on the market or shown for sale. For more information see the links below or contact Rick Pearson at 763-531-1266. A form is required for buyers assuming responsibility for repairs (see link below).

Repair/Replace Requirements for Robbinsdale Point of Sale – Quick List

General conditions

  • Potential for imminent structural failure
  • Severe deterioration of walls or floors
  • No water, no hot water, or no electricity
  • Staircase or stoop cannot support load
  • Sump pump without proper discharge piping
  • Missing or improperly installed smoke detectors
  • Floor coverings with serious trip hazards
  • Broken glass and exposed edges with cut hazard
  • Chimney structurally unsafe, or visible deterioration of flue liner

Gas connection problems

  • Kinked, deteriorated or improperly connected gas pipes
  • Unapproved flexible gas lines
  • Broken or stuck gas shutoffs
  • Improperly capped gas lines

Water heater and/or boiler problems

  • scorching, or missing or broken valves
  • leaking
  • installed on combustible surface and guidelines prohibit
  • no temperature/pressure relief valve
  • missing, inoperative, or improperly located discharge pipe
  • flue improperly installed or evidence of backdrafting

Plumbing issues

  • unsanitary plumbing fixtures
  • improperly abandoned drain lines
  • improperly operating or no sink in kitchen
  • improperly operating or no sink in or near toilet room
  • no toilet facility
  • no water connections to shower or tub
  • improper repairs allowing sewer gas leaks
  • broken, cracked, or leaking fixtures
  • water flow must be at least a pencil width wide in the lowest tap or faucet
  • no anti-syphon ballcock in a toilet
  • visible leakage in waste pipes

Electrical issues

  • over-fused, tampering to or alteration of wiring
  • improper grounding of electrical outlets
  • extension cords used as wiring (under floors, through walls)
  • broken outlets or missing cover plates
  • no GFCI in remodeled bath areas
  • exterior mast broken or improperly secured
  • electric wires over outside pool or hot tub

Heating system problems

  • signs of leakage, cracks in combustion chamber, uneven discoloration of heat exchanger
  • cracked or damaged casing
  • improper clearance to combustibles
  • missing or clearly defective shutoff
  • flue not properly installed/sealed, or holes caused by rust/corrosion
  • freestanding gas space heater that takes combustion air from the room

Clutter – egress obstruction

Sanitation – excessive garbage

Vermin – infestations

To schedule an inspection after the Point of Sale “Repair/Replace” items are completed, call the city at 763-531-1268.