Failure to provide financial information costs builder
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Rockingham builder Gary Alan Cramphorn (reg. BC10775 & BP10775) has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for failing to produce records to confirm his financial status.
In the Perth Magistrates Court on 4 September 2015, Mr Cramphorn was in his absence found guilty of one charge of failing to comply with a direction to produce records, which is an offence under the Building Services (Complaint Resolution and Administration) Act 2011. The court ordered him to pay a fine of $1,000 and costs of $564.60.
The Building Commission issued the direction in writing to Mr Cramphorn’s last known business and residential addresses in June 2015, after receiving information he may have limited financial capacity to operate as a building service contractor.
The direction required Mr Cramphorn to provide information relating to his financial status to the Building Commission by 10 July 2015. Mr Cramphorn failed to comply with the direction by the due date.
The Building Services Board has also decided to pursue disciplinary action against Mr Cramphorn through the State Administrative Tribunal.
“By failing to provide information about his financial capacity, Mr Cramphorn restricted the Building Commissioner’s ability to protect consumers,” Building Commission Acting Executive Director Sandy Randall said.
“Registered builders are reminded that it is the Building Commissioner’s role to monitor and regulate the building industry and that their builder’s registration comes with an obligation to comply with the Commissioner’s directions.
“The Building Commission will continue to prosecute and name those who put consumer interests and the reputation of the building industry at risk.”
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