Bogus builders fined nearly $90,000

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TWO Perth building companies have been hit with almost $90 000 in fines for falsely presenting themselves as registered building contractors.

Frayson Pty Ltd and Instyle Residence Australia Pty Ltd, along with their sole director, Dianella man Armand Noor, were found guilty after a five-day trial in Perth Magistrates Court.

WA law requires any business contracted to provide building work in excess of $20,000 and requiring a permit, to be a registered building services contractor.

The court heard Frayson’s building contractor registration was suspended and later cancelled in 2015, however the company advertised their registration number in an online business directory, misleadingly presenting itself as still a registered contractor.

Instyle Residence was fined on a separate charge of providing a quote in 2015 for work requiring a building contractor registration, which Instyle Residence has never held.

Building and Energy Acting Executive Director, Saj Abdoolakhan, said the prosecution was necessary to ensure businesses continue to deliver safe and quality service.

“Mr Noor and his businesses have a history of flouting building rules and regulations, including 26 disciplinary allegations that led to Frayson’s deregistration in the first place,” he said.

“The charges heard during this recent trial show a clear disregard for legislation designed to protect consumers and the integrity of the building industry.”