Pain­ter fined for not reg­is­ter­ing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

AN un­reg­is­tered pain­ter brought to court by the WA Build­ing Com­mis­sion has been fined al­most $6000 for work he did at a Ned­lands home last year.

“The com­mis­sion will con­tinue to pros­e­cute and name those who put con­sumer in­ter­ests and the rep­u­ta­tion of the build­ing in­dus­try at risk,” WA Build­ing Com­mis­sioner Peter Gow said.

At Perth Mag­is­trates Court last month, Landsdale res­i­dent Jason Allen Ron­ald Law­son was found to have breached a home build­ing con­tract. The court found he im­plied he was a reg­is­tered paint­ing con­trac­tor, but con­ducted work worth more than $1000 with­out reg­is­ter­ing, and had a con­tract con­tra­ven­ing the Home Build­ing Con­tracts Act when it de­manded a 6.5 per cent de­posit.

Mr Gow said the reg­is­tra­tion sys­tem was an im­por­tant pro­tec­tion for con­sumers and the build­ing in­dus­try, as it en­sured a per­son with the nec­es­sary qual­i­fi­ca­tions, knowl­edge, ex­pe­ri­ence and in­sur­ance car­ried out work.

Mr Law­son pleaded guilty, and was or­dered to pay a $5000 fine and $713 costs.

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