Painter fined for not registering
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.