Painter fined for unregistered work
PAINTING company Jackal Nominees and its director Fortunato (John) Giovanni Del Fante, trading as Pedrini Painting-Del Fante, have been ordered to pay fines of $10,000 and costs of $414.60 each after being prosecuted for registration and contractual offences that occurred on work in Como and Marmion.
The Building Commissioner prosecuted Del Fante and the Shelley painting company for offences that occurred when the company was not registered. The company had unsuccessfully applied to be registered in 2009 but continued working illegally until it was registered in 2014.
In 2013, the company had entered into a contract to do painting work valued at $1955 at a property in Como.
Del Fante pleaded guilty to four charges under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 and the Home Building Contracts Act 1991 when he faced Perth Magistrates Court on October 30.
Two of the charges were for carrying out a prescribed building service for another person while not being a registered painting contractor.
“In Western Australia it is an offence to carry out painting work valued over $1000 for another person for profit or reward without the required registration,” Building Commissioner Peter Gow said.
“Anyone carrying out painting work is responsible for being aware of their obligations under building laws.”