Westminster builder loses licence after providing false information to Building Services Board

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A WESTMINSTER man has lost his builders’ registration and has been fined $5000 after he provided false or misleading information to the Building Services Board.

In December 2016, the Board granted Jeffrey Dean Ramsey a building practitioner registration but he admitted the documentation he provided was false.

Mr Ramsey engaged a third party to obtain building practitioner registration on his behalf.

He signed the declaration on the application form stating that all information provided was true and correct but two of his claims of experience and the accompanying verifications, were false.

The Board accepted Mr Ramsey’s request to cancel his building practitioner registration.

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Building and Energy Division building compliance director Sandy Randall said the man was obliged to ensure information submitted was accurate.

“Penalties of up to $25,000 apply for making false or misleading statements to the Building Services Board or providing false or misleading information in a registration application,” she said.

“Applicants should be fully aware of their obligations before they submit a registration application or contact Building and Energy for assistance on 1300 489 099 or email bcinfo@dmirs.wa.gov.au.”

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