Zlatko Mar (also known as Zak Mar and Zac Mar) and associated companies, MR Lifestyle Constructions Pty Ltd and TS Home Services Pty Ltd, were fined a total of $300,000 for unlawful building work and other offences committed in Bribie Island and surrounding areas.
Mr Mar was convicted of 33 offences at the Caboolture Magistrates Court and ordered to pay more than $225,000 in restitution to five of his victims on 13 February, 2017.
Commissioner for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), Brett Bassett, said that the QBCC had investigated Mr Mar for a range of offences including carrying out unlawful building work, non-compliant contracts, improper use of a licensee’s licence and receiving excess deposits.
“Mr Mar was revealed to be behind the two companies that targetted people of a more mature age group and demanded excessive payments for sub-standard work that was, in some cases, left incomplete.
“It was evident that Mr Mar continued to flout the law and ignored orders issued by the QBCC to cease carrying out unlawful building work and other building-related services.
“As a result of the serious nature of his offending, Mr Mar was personally fined $100,000 and sentenced to serve two years imprisonment should he default in payment,” he said.
Mr Bassett said that the two associated companies were collectively fined $200,000 by the same Magistrates Court in August last year, when MR Lifestyle Constructions Pty Ltd was convicted of 30 offences and TS Home Services Pty Ltd was convicted of nine offences.
A public warning against all three entities was issued by the QBCC on 13 April, 2016.
Anyone with concerns about unlawful building work being carried out can call the QBCC (24/7) on 139 333 or visit qbcc.qld.gov.au
Please note – MR Lifestyle Constructions Pty Ltd should not be confused with Lifestyle Construction Queensland Pty Ltd, which is a QBCC-licensed entity (licence number - 1286378) and is not related to MR Lifestyle Constructions Pty Ltd.
Please note – This Magistrate's decision is currently the subject of an appeal.
For enquiries call 139 333.