Yesterday’s inspection was a one year builder warranty inspection on a townhome. The unit was an end unit. There was a courtyard/atrium on the common side of the unit in the middle. This courtyard was open to the exterior at the roof.
Amoung other issues with the courtyard/atrium. There was an exhaust vent opening into this area from the adjacent unit’s cooktop exhaust (I inspected the adjacent unit several weeks ago so I can deduce that is the function of the vent from its location.)
My thought is that this should be considered an unsealed penetration in the fire break between the units. Am I off base in that thought? Would it be accepted because the courtyard is open to the exterior at the roof?