Had a realtor I work with often call about a listing he has that was recently inspected.
House is in Plano and island cooktop does not have a vent to the outside. It was noted on the report and buyer is asking for them to install a vent - very pricey.
I double checked the SoP and the way I read it, the absence of a vent is not necessarily a problem. Since recirc vents are useless and allowed it would make sense that there is no city code requiring a vent out of the house.
I told him that I would have noted the condition too, but that I would not really consider it a repair item or defect - just unusual. Recommended that he check with Plano Building Code people as to the cities position.
Thought I would see what my local brethren have to say as a learning possibility.