The Licenced Building Practitioners Tribunal has fined a builder for failing to complete work to a satisfactory standard.

The builder was contracted to clean, repair, and repaint a roof. After paying for the completed work, the client found that some of the repairs were already showing signs of leaking.

Additionally, there were still areas of rust on the roof, and the builder had painted over leaves and twigs instead of cleaning the roof before beginning work.

The client complained to the builder and managers in the company several times. She was assured that the work would be fixed, but it never was.

The Tribunal held that the workmanship fell short of what would be considered an adequate standard. Rather, the builder had done the bare minimum in order to be paid.

The work was found to be carried out in a negligent manner. The builder was ordered to pay a fine of $2,500 and $500 in costs.

All building practitioners are required to provide services of an acceptable standard. If you are facing allegations of poor workmanship it pays to speak with a professional experienced in the area.

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Alan Knowsley
Construction Lawyer