Builder fined after allowing details to be misleadingly used on Pingelly project
A builder has been fined $5000 for misleading conduct after he allowed a business to use his details on a Pingelly building project he was not involved in.
Nermin Nezic appeared in the supervisors section of a contract with WA House Flippers Pty Ltd to supply and install transportable homes in Pingelly and Perth, but he was not involved in either project.
At its July meeting, the Building Services Board found Mr Nezic, a registered building practitioner and contractor, had engaged in misleading conduct under WA’s building registration laws.
During an investigation by Building and Energy, Mr Nezic admitted he had given House Flippers permission to use his registration details but he said he had not intended to mislead anyone.
He told investigators he had expected to be House Flippers’ nominated supervisor if it became a registered building contractor.
However, the business had not applied for the registration before it went into administration.
Building and Energy executive director Saj Abdoolakhan said although Mr Nezic was remorseful and co-operative, the misuse of his details had misled the consumers.
“The clients entered into contracts with the belief that a registered builder would be supervising the construction work, when this was not the case,” he said.
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