It's bullchit but I've had to do some pretty hinky things to sell a house before and no matter how well you justify your position, it comes down to what the seller wants (typically the home inspector who doesn't know his @ss from a hole in the ground.
Had to caulk all the valley seams on a ProPanel roof once. Had to replace a good moen faucet with a $40 throw away because it dripped. Used that faucet in my next home. Even showed the new owners how to pull the cartridge and gave them the # of the moen store in town.
Had to fix a swamp cooler that wasn't broken. They tested it on the only humid day that summer.
On the flip side I did buy a house out from under someone because they wanted a bunch of stuff fixed that wasn't broke and I bought it no inspection required.
Sucks but get the house gone and be happy in your awesome new place!
'06 X2 MCX
"I understand why some people may not want to do this the way I have recommended but I can't understand the death grip some people have on a toilet plunger with a hose fitting." -JimN