Most cities and towns have building codes to make sure houses are safe.
New homes must be up to code, but older houses that have been repaired or renovated often have violations.
A code violation isn’t necessarily a problem, but safety hazards should be taken seriously.
If an inspector finds dangerous conditions, have the seller fix them or walk away.
If renovations were done without permits and an inspection, the house could be unsafe.
Address the issue now so you don’t have to pay for repairs later.
If you decide to buy an unsafe house, you may be denied a mortgage or have to pay extra for homeowners insurance.