Builders fined over contracts

David Zoltan Pierot, trading as DZK Shopfittings, was prosecuted for failing to meet his responsibilities under a home building contract for a kitchen renovation done at a Bull Creek property in 2011.

He was found guilty of two charges in the Fremantle Magistrates Court and was ordered to pay fines totalling $7000 and costs of $213.15.

One of the charges against Pierot related to his failure to provide the homeowner with the prescribed notice required under the Home Building Contracts Act.

The second was for entering a contract which provided that he was entitled to receive or demand a deposit of more than 6.5 per cent of the total amount payable before the start of work.

Malaga building company Barrowman Holdings, trading as Perth Window and Door Replacement Company, and its sole director Stuart William Barrowman were found guilty of three charges and were ordered to pay fines totalling $3750 and costs of $147.50. In the same hearing Barrowman was found guilty of one charge and ordered to pay fines of $500 and costs of $147.50.

The charges were for offences under the Act and related to work carried out at a Winthrop property in 2011.

The first charge was for entering into a contract which provided that the company was entitled to demand or receive a deposit of more than 6.5 per cent of the total amount payable before the start of work.

The second was for failing to provide the homeowner with the prescribed notice required under the Act and the third was for the company failing to provide a signed copy of the contract to the owner before the start of work.

As an officer of the company, Barrowman had one charge against him as an individual.