Newman [2022] BPB CB25848 – Penalty/Final Decision

  • Complaint number: CB25848
  • LBP number: BP101290
  • Region: Hawke's Bay
  • Licence class: Carpentry
  • Decision date: 18 July 2022
  • Penalty: 318(1)f Pay fine 318(4) Pay costs
  • Disciplinary grounds: 317(1) b Negligent or incompetent work 317(1) i Conduct likely to bring the regime into disrepute
  • Summary: The Respondent conducted himself in a negligent manner when he carried out building work without first ensuring that a building consent was issued for building work that required a building consent and in respect of cabinetry work carried out. The Respondent also brought the licensing regime into disrepute in respect of charging for services that were not delivered and for misrepresenting his competence and the building work that he was able to carry out, including that he could carry out building work that required a building consent without one on the basis that he was a Licensed Building Practitioner. The Respondent is censured and fined the sum of $3,500. He is ordered to pay costs of $3,500. A record of the disciplinary offending will be on the Public Register for a period of three years.

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