No. The standard contract in Illinois only allows buyers to ask the sellers to repair a very limited set of items. This includes only the major components (i.e., electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.) that are defective or non-operational at the time of the inspection. The contract specifically states that just because an item is old or at the end of its useful life, does not mean it is defective, and therefore cannot be requested to be repaired or replaced per the contract. Often, non-lawyers will encourage buyers to ask for cosmetic or other non-covered repairs.