Board issues fit-out builder a fine

Wembley Downs builder Peter Clyde Carman (BC100666 – expired & BP100822 – restricted) has been fined $4,000 by the Building Services Board for submitting a misleading building permit application to the City of Karratha in 2014.

The building permit application was for internal fit-out work in Peggs Creek valued at $60,000. Due to its scope, the building laws required the work to be carried out by a registered building contractor.

While Mr Carman was named as the registered builder contractor on the building permit application he was not the person the owner believed to be the builder and who had signed the building work contract. The owner had no contact with Mr Carman for the duration of the build.

“The misleading conduct Mr Carman engaged in is commonly known as licence lending,” Building Commission Acting Executive Director Ian Munns said.

“The unauthorised practice resulted in Mr Carman having no input into the building work other than signing the building permit application.

“Mr Carman therefore failed to fulfil his obligations as the registered building contractor, which includes ensuring that the building work complies with the applicable building standards.

“Mr Carman’s conduct could have had serious consequences for building owners, including unsatisfactory building work and significant personal and financial loss.

“The Building Commission will continue to hold to account and name people who put the public interest and the reputation of the building industry at risk.”

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