End of Construction Punch List and Warranty Inspections for Occupied Buildings during COVID-19
Minnesota Housing understands inspecting occupied units for end of construction punch inspections or for 11 month warranty walk-throughs may not be safe during COVID-19 for development teams so entering occupied units is not required for either inspection at this time.
Here is what development teams can do instead:
- If it can be done safely while maintaining physical distancing, it is acceptable to inspect building common areas and exteriors.
- Development teams can interview management staff and maintenance staff to assess occupied unit conditions.
- Development teams can survey their tenants and comments and photos received from them may also be used.
If you have any questions about how to complete end of construction punch inspections or 11 month warranty walk-throughs, please contact your assigned Minnesota Housing staff architect.
As a reminder, Minnesota Housing staff cannot attend either of these inspections at this time.