Western Australian building contractor Archiapps Pty Ltd (reg BC14480) has entered into liquidation.
Cameron Shaw and Richard Albarran of Hall Chadwick have been appointed as the liquidators of the company.
Building Commissioner Ken Bowron advises that the company’s status will now trigger policies of home indemnity insurance (HII).
Affected home owners should contact their insurer for details of how to lodge an insurance claim. The insurer’s name can be ascertained by checking their certificate of insurance.
Clients covered by a policy of HII who have paid deposits but work has not commenced are also advised to contact their insurer.
If defects arise on completed projects, claims can be lodged with HII insurers before the expiration of six years from the date of practical completion.
Anyone owed money by the builder, including subcontractors and suppliers, should contact Hall Chadwick on (08) 6557 6200 and register as a creditor.
The company’s liquidation follows the Building Commissioner’s warning to consumers regarding the financial status of the building contractor on 4 May (view the media statement here ).
“With the company now in liquidation, I encourage home owners to contact their insurer for advice on making a claim with a view to progressing their projects,” Mr Bowron said.
“We are continuing to liaise with Archiapps Development Pty Ltd regarding its financial position.”
Residential building work contracts in Western Australia are governed by the Home Building Contracts Act 1991. If residential building work valued over $20,000 is to be undertaken, the Act requires that a builder take out home indemnity insurance in the name of the owner before accepting payment or commencing work.
Information about HII is on the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/home-indemnity-insurance.
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