In order to sell their house, my parents’ township forces an inspection and corrective action for anything that doesn’t pass. This is before a buyer requests a home inspection; totally a separate issue. There is really no such thing as selling the home as-is, in that sense. It’s a baseline of protection for buyers; the septic will be to code, the safety standards are met, the fire detectors will be working and up to code.
I don’t know if other towns are as persnickety but that was their experience.
The place they are currently shopping in – the place they put in an offer – doesn’t seem to have similar rules. It’s weird, how much variance there is in this process.
Well, we’ll just wait and see. If it’s not for them, may that become clear very quickly.