As a QBCC license holder, it is important to follow the rules and regulations set out by the QBCC.
Failure to do so can result in a formal warning or fine and in more serious cases, suspension or cancellation of your licence. If your license is suspended or cancelled, your inability to operate may have serious implications for you and those you carry out work for.
You should also be mindful of the following key changes to the QBCC Act that recently came into force as part of the Building Industry Fairness suite of legislative changes.
Many of these key changes relate to the way that retention monies are handled under subcontracts and head contracts (excluding domestic building contracts and contracts exclusively for construction work that is not building work). For example:
If the QBCC becomes aware that you have breached your obligations, they may issue you with a penalty notice, or in some circumstances, even try to suspend or cancel your licence.
Should this occur, you will receive a notice outlining the QBCC’s reasons for the proposed cancellation or suspension (called a show cause notice). You will be given twenty-one (21) days to respond.
If you have received a penalty notice, show cause notice, or any other written document from the QBCC outlining their intention to penalise you, or cancel or suspend your licence we strongly recommend that you seek legal advice immediately.
To find out how the experts at Axia Litigation Lawyers can help you in your dealings with the QBCC, please call to arrange a consultation today. At Axia Litigation Lawyers, every move matters.
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