What to do if we bought a home this summer but have since found out that it is not up to code?

Question Details: As soon as we moved in we began repairs. During the repairs we have found that they house was not built up to standard codes. These code violations are costing us thousands and thousands of dollars to repair. They also pose a serious potential for illness if we do not make the repairs (mold). The owner was also the builder of our home. What can we do? Can we force them to pay for the repairs that are easily going to be in the 70-100K range?

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