Charges laid for illegal building and plumbing work
Friday February 28 2014
A cabinet maker has been fined after the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) prosecuted him for carrying out building and plumbing work without being a registered builder or a registered or licensed plumber.
The man from Melbourne's northern suburbs was hired to build a pergola and deck at a property in Kilmore in April 2012. He provided a verbal quote of more than $16,000 for the work and material, which included installing roofing, gutters and a downpipe.
After investigating the matter, the VBA charged the man with carrying out work unregistered and without a building permit. Furthermore, he did not provide a written contract and did not have the required. The man was also charged with carrying out plumbing work, including installing roofing, gutters and downpipes, without being a licensed plumber. He appeared in the Broadmeadows Magistrate's Court on 5 February 2014, where he was fined $2000 and ordered to pay costs of more than $170.