$7,000 in fines for unlicensed building work

23 June 2016

A southeast Queensland man has been fined $7,000 for performing unlicensed building activity, following court action by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).

The fine was handed down earlier this month in a southeast Queensland Magistrates Court. The QBCC told the court that the man had undertaken to carry out building work without the appropriate licence and that he had failed to comply with contractual obligations under the QBCC Act.  

QBCC Commissioner Brett Bassett said the Commission was continuing to focus its efforts on identifying and prosecuting unlicensed individuals.

“These people pose a threat to the industry and to home owners because unlicensed building work is not subject to QBCC home warranty insurance protections.”

Mr Bassett said home owners could call the QBCC 24/7 on 139 333 or visit www.qbcc.qld.gov.au to check the licence credentials of anyone they are considering contracting to perform building work.

Free downloadable contracts are also available on the QBCC website.

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Contact: 

For enquiries phone 139 333.