A prosecution brought by the building industry regulator has resulted in a conviction and $12,500 fine for an unlicensed individual who undertook to supply and install kitchens in Brisbane in 2014.
Daniel Richard Renger, who traded as Lexys Kitchens, pleaded guilty in Brisbane Magistrates Court today to 20 charges, including performing unlawful building work and demanding and receiving excessive deposits.
Although unlicensed to do the work, Renger undertook to supply and install kitchens, and demanded and received excessive deposits for the work. He then started work at only one of the properties.
The properties in question were at Brookfield, Coorparoo, Chapel Hill and Middle Park.
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) believes the case highlights the need to ensure building work is only performed by licensed contractors.
QBCC Commissioner, Steve Griffin, said home and property owners could phone the QBCC 24/7 on 139 333 to check the credentials of anyone they were thinking of contracting with.
The QBCC had previously issued a public warning about Renger in October 2014.