No to Point-of-Sale Inspections in Eden Prairie
UPDATE 3/4/15: Last night the petition was presented to the Eden Prairie City Council, residents spoke at the open podium and the Council voted 3-0 to fully rescind the 1st reading of the Point-Of-Sale ordinance. Thank you for signing the petition, your voice was heard! Story at KSTP NEWS http://kstp.com/news/stories/s3723653.shtml
The Eden Prairie City Council is considering a Point-of-Sale Ordinance that will require homeowners to pay a $185 tax for a city-employed or city-approved housing inspector to provide a "Point of Sale Compliance Report" when selling their home. It will force sellers to make all repairs the city deems necessary before selling a home, or the buyer must make the repairs within 180 days after the closing. Current disclosure laws already protect home buyers.This inspection is less detailed than a traditional home inspection and is intended to be an added cost, not a replacement for traditional home inspections.This ordinance injects the city government into a private real estate transaction and is an unnecessary government mandate. We, the undersigned, urge the City Council to reject any implementation of a Point-of-Sale inspection program.