Misleading sign costs painter a fine

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Westminster man Abdol Hoseini has been fined $750 and ordered to pay costs of $213 by the Perth Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to one charge relating to advertising his painting services in a way that implied he was registered when he was not.

Mr Hoseini displayed a sign at a Yokine property that quoted the registration number of a person to whom he had no relationship.

In Western Australia it is an offence to imply that you are entitled to carry out painting work when you are not or to carry out painting work valued over $1,000 without being registered.

“The Building Commission’s inspectors and investigators are experienced and thorough when it comes to identifying offences and enforcing the requirement for registration, which is in place for a good reason,” Mr Gow said.

“The registration system maintains the integrity of the building industry and protects consumers by ensuring a person with the necessary qualifications, knowledge and experience carries out work that meets the minimum building standards and complies with building regulations,” Mr Gow said.

“Anyone intending to carry out building, painting or plumbing-related work in Western Australia is reminded that they should check if registration is required before starting.”

For more information visit www.buildingcommission.wa.gov.au or phone the Building Commission on 1300 489 099.                                                                                                                                                                                           

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Media Contact:
Amanda Iannuzzi, Media Liaison Officer, Building Commission
9476 1335 or 0407 448 239 amanda.iannuzzi@commerce.wa.gov.au

Building Commission
Media release
04 Apr 2013

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