Fencing contractor fined for failing to complete works
A BALLAJURA fencing contractor has been ordered to pay nearly $16,000 after it was found he took money from consumers, but failed to deliver.
The contractor, trading as Flawless Glass Fencing, was fined $5000 after pleading guilty to four charges of accepting payment, but failing to supply all the goods and services, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.
He was also ordered to pay compensation of $9776 to four consumers, as well as costs of $1173.50.
The contractor had already paid back $9000 to affected consumers when sentenced.
A Carramar consumer paid a deposit of $2550 in January 2014 after accepting a $17,225 quote for pool fencing, paving and landscaping. No work was carried out.
A Duncraig consumer paid a deposit of $1820 in February 2014 after accepting a $2750 quote for pool fencing, a gate and a boundary fence. Some work was carried out, but not completed.
The consumer later discovered the glass being used was substandard.
A Darch consumer paid a deposit of $2600 in July 2014 after accepting a $4800 quote for laying limestone pavers and synthetic turf. No work was carried out.
An Ellenbrook consumer paid a deposit of $2806 in December 2014 after accepting a $4080 quote for the installation of glass pool fencing. No work was carried out.
Consumers who have paid for a product or service which wasn’t supplied can lodge a complaint at www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/consumer-protection or email email@example.com or by calling 1300 30 40 54.