Action against liquidated building company’s director

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The Building Services Board has imposed a condition on Saad Soliman’s builder’s registration (reg. BP10488) to restrict him from being a nominated supervisor of another building company, partnership or body in which he owns shares, or is a director, partner or member.

The Building Commission has investigated the conduct of Benchmark Designer Homes Pty Ltd (reg. BC10941, currently in liquidation) and Mr Soliman as its sole director, nominated supervisor and secretary.

Benchmark Designer Homes was placed in administration in April 2015, triggering home indemnity insurance for home owners left with incomplete work.

The Board at its June 2015 meeting agreed with the Commission’s recommendation to immediately impose the condition on Mr Soliman’s building practitioner registration to restrict him from being a nominated supervisor of another building company, partnership or body in which he owns shares, or is a director, partner or member.

The Board has also decided to pursue other disciplinary action through the State Administrative Tribunal.

“The Building Commission has investigated a number of concerns from Benchmark Designer Homes’ clients, which has resulted in the action being pursued against Mr Soliman,” Mr Gow said.

“The action taken by the Board in this instance sends a clear message to registered builders who fail to maintain proper standards or who act inappropriately that the privilege of registration can be withdrawn or significantly limited.

“The Building Commission will continue to hold to account and name those who put consumer interests and the reputation of the building industry at risk.”

Consumers can check a builder’s registration, including any conditions placed on their registration, on the Building Commission website.

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