If there isn’t a pole or bollard, why not just mention that it’s not there and you recommend it’s installation for the FAU, WH or Dryer … As it’s a required item.
We recommend installing GFCI’s in a home’s kitchen that was built in 1950, whether you want to say it was or wasn’t a required item at the time a home was built… dunno.
We also let our clients know that neither they or the seller are required to do anything we mention/report, providing a contrary premise to our services may leave our clients "ill served". On a slim chance, your AHJ may require this if a certain $$ amount of work was done… but I really doubt it, although I’m basing my *****umption on the areas I’m familiar with. Call 'em (AHJ) and ask. But many things in the building code are not retro active…
What JB said about code, is something I agree with.