Queensland’s building industry watchdog has issued a public warning about Brisbane man Miroslav Bolfan in relation to building-related offences that include unlicensed and noncompliant electrical and plumbing work.
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) has issued the warning against Mr Bolfan and related business names that include MBN Australia, MBN, MBN Australia Bathroom Renovations and Tiling and MBN Cars.
Mr Bolfan has illegally used several different QBCC licence numbers, an expired licence number, and posed as two current QBCC licence holders by using their licence numbers.
The QBCC urges consumers, contractors and suppliers to be cautious in their dealings with Mr Bolfan and his businesses, and to exercise extreme caution and seek legal advice before making any payments, to protect their interests.
QBCC Commissioner, Brett Bassett, said that Mr Bolfan’s work was unlicensed and noncompliant, and posed a threat to public safety. “To help safeguard home owners, electrical and plumbing work must only ever be carried out by licensed individuals, which Mr Bolfan is not,” Mr Bassett said.
The QBCC is aware of several complaints about unlawful conduct by Mr Bolfan, and is concerned that he continues to carry out or undertake to carry out unlawful building work.
“We are also concerned that he continues to unlawfully advertise, pretends to be a licensee, fails to provide a compliant contract and takes excess deposits,” Mr Bassett said.
Mr Bolfan is believed to have performed work in Brisbane suburbs that include Bardon and Riverhills.
The QBCC strongly encourages consumers to only ever use appropriately licensed individuals, regardless of the size of a project,
The free licence check on the QBCC website will confirm if a person is licensed appropriately, and if necessary, consumers should ask for proof of a person’s identity.
The QBCC website also offers a free Find a Local Contractor search that allows consumers to find licensed, skilled tradespersons in their local area.
This warning is issued by the QBCC Commissioner to the public under section 20J(1)(i) of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991.