ED Magedson – Founder
Atlantic Building InspectionsP.O. Box 2276 Miami, Florida United States of America
I contacted Atlantic Building inspections to conduct a pre purchase home inspection. They sent me a quote via e-mail and I contracted their services and paid. The night before the scheduled inspection they called and sent an e-mail stating that in order for the inspection to take place I would have to pay $150.00 more than what was quoted. I called and e-mailed but could not get a hold of the responsible person. On the morning of the inspection, I received and e-mail from the owner, Carlos Gonzales, explaining that there was a glitch in the system and that the inspection could not take place unless I paid the additional $150.00. At that point I had two choices, miss the inspection period or go ahead and pay extra. I called Carlos and we agreed that I would pay the extra $150.00 and he would in return provide the four point inspection for free. During our conversation Carlos also mentioned about checking for termites and the roof. Couple of minutes after, I received an e-mail from his office requesting I signed the service agreement. However, the service agreement did not include the home inspection. I called the office and ask them to fix the service agreement in order for me to sign. Again, another e-mail was sent that did not include the correct service agreement. I called the office and asked to be contacted. The inspector showed up and claimed that he could not check for termites. I called the office again and had no response. Two days after the inspection, I received a confirmation of $150.00 charged on my credit card without my authorization and a copy of the service agreement (not corrected). I contacted the office and to my surprise they refunded the full amount and said that they will not provide our report. Those people are criminals that use deceiving and cohesion tactics to conduct business. I have a very limited amount of time after the inspection to inform the bank if I would like to go forward with the purchase without losing my escrow and they make use of that to force you to use their services.
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