A: If the seller received a notice to bring the property up to code and failed to disclose that to you during the sale, yes, you can seek a monetary loss for this. Before talking to an attorney, however, review your sale file. You should have received a document filled out by the seller called a Transfer Disclosure Statement. Part II, Questions C(4) and C(5) ask specifically about additions without a permit or not in compliance with building codes and C(15) asks about citations against the property. Your seller's answers to these questions will be key.