It seems anti-America to permit the type of things that limit homeowners and buyers from having to incur such a burdensome system of inequity. However, local, home rules pervails. Make sure if buying in cities with "point of sales" similarly to Maple Heights, make sure you have funds to cover repairs and ro leave comparable funds in escrow.
Funds are not dispensed until all of the violations are inspected and approved which may pose a real hardship on buyers and owners with limited funds.
Do not expect to receive your escrow deposit unitl the work is completed. That is just the way it is!