Unregistered builder Adam Greiner has been convicted, fined $10,000 and ordered to compensate a consumer, after accepting payments for building and landscaping work he did not complete.
Mr Greiner pleaded guilty in Dandenong Magistrates’ Court to one count of entering into a major domestic building contract without being a registered builder, an offence under the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995.
He also pleaded guilty to five breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (Victoria), for accepting building and landscaping payments but not completing work.
Between 2010 and 2012, Mr Greiner gave quotes for building and landscaping to five property owners, who accepted them. He then accepted payments totalling $46,000 but did not complete all of the work.
The court convicted Mr Greiner and released him on a two-year good behaviour undertaking, with the conditions that he:
- write letters of apology to the victims
- pay $1000 in legal costs, a $10,000 fine to the court fund and $1550 compensation to one consumer.
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