Painter fined for un­reg­is­tered work

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

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.”

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