The truth about building codes and home inspectors is a complicated issue. The Standards of Practice for the various home inspector associations do not require the home inspector to mention code violations when writing the report. However, most of the inspectors I know do recommend that some key items be code compliant when these items are either a health or a safety issue.
An updated code is issued every three years and there are separate codes for the major systems, i.e. plumbing, electrical and general building. It is up to the building department to adopt the new code as it is not automatically adopted.
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