Unregistered painter fined - Bullsbrook

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Bullsbrook man Mark Browner has been found guilty of undertaking unregistered commercial painting and fined $300 with orders to pay costs of $278 in the Midland Magistrates Court.

Charges relate to a job verbally quoted at $3,000 in Brigadoon.

"This type of prosecution, like a number of other matters being dealt with under old legislation, will be subject to stronger penalties in the future under new laws passed last year," Building Commissioner Peter Gow said.

"The new Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 carries a maximum penalty of $25,000 for claiming to be a registered building service provider, or for carrying out a regulated building service when not registered.

"Consumers have the right to expect qualified, correctly registered building service providers when parting with their hard earned money.

"Tradespeople not properly registered or who misrepresent themselves as being registered can expect prosecution and public naming," he said.

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Mike Winchester  (08) 9476 1335  M 0409 118 982  E mike.winchester@commerce.wa.gov.au  W  www.commerce.wa.gov.au 

Building Commission
Media release
22 Mar 2012

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