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Unlicensed builder fined $10k over dodgy work

Adam Zuchetti
Adam Zuchetti
09 March 2018 1 minute readShare

A stolen range hood, shoddy work and unfinished jobs have seen an unlicensed builder landed with a penalty of more than $10,000 in court.

Adelaide Magistrates Court heard that 58-year-old Paul Arneric accepted a $3,800 deposit from one client for work to install kitchen equipment.

Mr Arneric was said to have been given a key to the client’s home and took a range hood from the property for measurements.

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The court was told that the range hood was never returned, and the work was never undertaken.

A second disgruntled client complained of substandard work after Mr Arneric was hired to repair water damage in an investment property, and accepted an $800 deposit. At the time, Mr Arneric was unlicensed to carry out the work.

 

Mr Arneric pleaded guilty to breaching Australian Consumer Law as well as the South Australian Building Work Contractors Act.

He was slapped with a penalty of $10,600. In addition, he was ordered to pay $800 in prosecution costs as well as $4,169 compensation to the two victims – equating to almost $16,000 in costs.

It comes of the back of a major construction boom, particularly on Australia’s east coast, which has seen the price of some tradespeople soar by up to 65 per cent.

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Unlicensed builder fined $10k over dodgy work
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Adam Zuchetti
Adam Zuchetti

Adam Zuchetti is the editor of My Business, and has steered the publication’s editorial direction since early 2016. 

The two-time Publish Awards finalist has an extensive journalistic career across business, property and finance, including a four-year stint in the UK. Email Adam at [email protected]

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