A Diamond Creek building business has been fined $20,000 and its sole director $15,000, after being convicted in the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court of breaching the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 and the Fair Trading Act 1999.
A A Building Investments Pty Ltd breached the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 by entering into a major domestic building contract to demolish a house and build a new one at a time when its sole director, Elias Abdulnour, was not a registered builder.
The company’s contract with the consumer also breached the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995. Mr Abdulnour breached the Fair Trading Act 1999 by falsely representing himself as a registered builder, on behalf of A A Building Investments Pty Ltd.
Mr Abdulnour was also convicted of breaching both Acts by knowingly authorising or permitting the company to commit the breaches. This matter is on appeal.