Board limits Turquoise Developments’ registration

The Building Services Board has imposed a condition on the contractor registration of Mount Hawthorn-based builder Turquoise Developments Pty Ltd (reg. BC14354), trading as Talbot Le Page Homes.

The condition imposed on 21 April 2017 prohibits the company from entering into contracts for the carrying out of building work.

Building Commissioner Peter Gow issued a public warning about Turquoise Developments on 18 April 2017 stating that the Building Commission had received information giving rise to concerns about the contractor’s financial capability. Read the warning on the Building Commission website at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/announcements/warning-about-builders-financial-status.

At the time this media statement is issued, Turquoise Developments has not notified the Building Commission of its financial situation.

“Registered building contractors must meet their financial requirements under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011, specifically they must maintain the capacity to pay debts as and when they fall due,” Mr Gow said.

“The Board’s action will limit the risk to the public until the company’s financial situation is clear. In the meantime, people should not enter into a building work contract with Turquoise Developments unless the condition on its registration is lifted.

“People with existing contracts should be cautious and should only make payments or give credit when the company confirms its financial situation.”

A registered building contractor is required to notify the Board no later than seven days after becoming aware that it is unable to meet its financial obligations. Mr Gow said further action can be taken by the Board if the company is found to have breached its registration obligations.

The status of a builder’s registration, including any conditions imposed by the Board, can be viewed on the register. Visit the Building Commission website  at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/buildersearch or phone 1300 489 099.

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