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Penalty welcomed for unlicensed builder

28 September 2017

South Australia’s consumer watchdog has welcomed the penalty and compensation totalling more than $25,000 imposed on an unlicensed builder who took money from two clients for work he never completed, before changing his business name to avoid detection by authorities.

In the Elizabeth Magistrates Court, 28 year old Simon Alan Maylin of Elizabeth Downs admitted to breaches of the Australian Consumer Law and the Building Work Contractors Act.