Osborne Park-based builder suspended over concerns about finances

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OSBORNE Park-based builder Choice Living Homes has been suspended because of concerns about its finances.

Building Commissioner Ken Bowron temporarily suspended its building contractor registration while the Building Services Board pursues further action against the company, trading as Choiceliving WA, in the State Administrative Tribunal.

Choiceliving cannot continue with existing projects nor carry out building services for new clients until February 23.

Mr Bowron said the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Building and Energy Division had been monitoring the company’s financial position and requested information several times.

“While some information has been provided to us by Choiceliving, the company has failed to allay our concerns about its ability to pay its debts as and when they fall due,” he said.

“Choiceliving claims to be in negotiations with a potential investor.

“If the investment comes to fruition and rectifies the company’s apparent financial deficiencies, the interim order can be revoked and the company will be able to resume activities under its contractor registration.”

He said the temporary suspension would limit further risk to the public, suppliers and subcontractors but people should not enter into building work contracts with the company unless the suspension is lifted.

“People dealing with the company, including suppliers and subcontractors, should be cautious and only make payments or give credit when the company confirms its financial situation,” he said.

Choiceliving has closed its office and had a receptionist informing people of the suspension.

No one from the company was available to comment.

People experiencing delays with existing building contracts can call the Building Commission on 1300 489 099.