Builders Licence Articles
Many of the builders who had their licences cancelled this week as a result of fraudulent documents were themselves the victims of a scam to falsify TAFE qualifications, the president of the Builders' Collective, Phil Dwyer, said yesterday.
Home builders suspected of misconduct could be suspended for up to two months even before a complaint is proved, under new laws before Parliament.
A man who paid $20,000 to an interpreter to help him get his builder's licence has denied that any of that money had gone to the assessor representing the Department of Fair Trading who had been sent to examine him.
The number of insured NSW builders has dropped alarmingly. Fewer than 40 per cent have policies providing adequate protection for homeowners.
The State Government is investigating a new ``gold star" licensing scheme in which home builders would need to pass a financial test to prove they were viable before qualifying for a building licence.