Ministry prosecutes unlicensed Auckland builder

On: 27 August 2015

An unlicensed North Shore builder has pleaded guilty to a charge under the Building Act 2004 and has been convicted and fined $3000.

The prosecution against 32 year old Bin Zhang, also known as Aaron Zhang, was brought by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Occupational Licensing Team.

Bin Zhang recently pleaded guilty in the North Shore District Court to one charge of holding himself out as a person who is licensed to carry out or supervise building work or building inspection work, while not being licensed.

The Court heard that Bin Zhang had carried out building work, trading as XR Builds and Renovation Limited, which is not registered as a limited liability company on the Companies Register.

Since 1 March 2012, a building practitioner carrying out or supervising restricted building work is required to be licensed under the Building Act 2004 and Bin Zhang has never been a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP).

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