The attorneys at the Peabody Law Firm of Antico, Barrett, Burke & Kornitsky, LLP have been referring our home buying clients to Dennis since 1983. Attorney Anthony Antico hired Dennis for his own home inspection in 1984. Since that time all the partners in the Law Firm including several associates have personally used the services of Dennis Robitaille of Able Home Inspection.
Our clients who have utilized his home inspection services have expressed total satisfaction. Unlike many home inspectors, Dennis does not solicit nor depend upon real estate agents for client leads. He is able to offer a true non-bias statement of property condition. Dennis has always felt there's a potential conflict of interest when the real estate agent selling a home is the same person who refers the home inspector to the prospective buyer. The attorneys at Antico, Barrett, Burke & Kornitsky, LLP share that same concern.
Speaking from personal experience, the attorneys of this firm without reservation, highly recommend Dennis Robitaille, as the home inspector of choice for home buyers who demand top quality service from a licensed professional home inspector working on their behalf. His inspection reports are accurate, complete and very informative.
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Antico, Barrett, Burke & Kornitsky, LLP
Peabody, MA 01960
Dear Dennis, You have an unerring eye for detail. If there's a problem in a house, you'll find it. Recently you inspected a home in Nashua NH for me and had a concern about some boxes stacked up on a porch. You removed the boxes to discover extensive water damage on an exterior wall. Your vast inspection experience shows in what seems to be an intuitive understanding of houses, their structures, and their systems -- their personalities if you will. Your approach is thorough, efficient, and no-nonsense. The inspection reports you have generated are well organized, clear, comprehensive and prepared the same day, there's no waiting during very crucial negotiating periods. Best of all your many digital pictures tell a thousand words! Thank you! I have more than received a good value for service. Please feel free to use me as a reference. V Tane
Dennis, I thought you might be curious to learn the outcome of our situation at the Dover property. The owner and realtors kept insisting that the 20-inch deep flood evidence that you identified in the garage was not credible. We located the previous owners who confirmed that indeed such a flood had taken place, infiltrating the garage and basement. Thank you for saving us from a potential financial and literal sinkhole. We will be contacting you again once we identify another seemingly desirable home! Best regards, J.W.
Dear Dennis; As you recommended, I inquired with the town's building department about the finished basement in the property I was going to buy. They confirmed that it did not have a permit. The following is the Building Inspector's response: "Our Map and Lot file for this property does not include any permits to convert the basement of this condo into living space. Therefore, it is an illegal conversion and may not be considered habitable living space. There are even stricter codes governing use of a space as a bedroom and therefore that also would not be permitted at this time. The present owner, or any purchaser of this property will be responsible for correcting any violations." This also means the basement can not be counted as a living space, therefore the condo has 500 less square feet and 1 less bedroom, than what it was advertised as. If you didn't bring this issue up, I might have been involved in some potential problem of correcting the violation in the future when I sell the condo. Thank you for your help, Eun, Durham NH