ISSUE:

The home was built in 1963. After the inspection period the buyer discovered minor violations of the current building code. The buyer does not want to close escrow until these minor code violations are corrected. Is the buyer required to close escrow?

ANSWER:

Yes. The contract does not require that the home comply with current building code provisions. For example, if the plumbing is in working condition as warranted in the Contract, the fact that the plumbing does not comply with the current building code is no basis for the buyer to refuse to close escrow.