Warning about builder’s financial status – Archiapps Pty Ltd and Archiapps Development Pty Ltd

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Building Commissioner Ken Bowron has issued a warning to consumers about the status of registered building contractors Archiapps Pty Ltd (reg BC14480) and Archiapps Development Pty Ltd (reg BC101981).

The Building Commissioner has received information giving rise to concerns about the builders’ capacity to pay their debts as and when they fall due.

“The fact that the number of court actions against Archiapps have been increasing steadily over the last two months is one indicator that the companies may be under serious financial stress,” Mr Bowron said.

“All registered building contractors are required to notify the Building Services Board if they are no longer able to meet their financial obligations under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011.”

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Building and Energy Division, understands that Archiapps’ director Mr Feng is currently exploring options to address the companies’ financial positions and is complying with his obligation to notify the Board.

“Anyone dealing with the companies should be cautious and should only make payments or give credit when the companies confirm their financial positions,” the Building Commissioner said.

In the event a company enters external administration, affected clients are able to make a claim on their policy of home indemnity insurance (HII). Further information on making claims can be obtained from the HII insurer.

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Media Contact: Phone 0466 409 828 or email bemedia@dmirs.wa.gov.au.

Building Commission
Media release
04 May 2018

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