Queensland’s building watchdog has issued a Public Warning about ALI FARAJ, an unlicensed individual with an extensive history of illegal building activities in several states.
Mr Faraj has recently been trading on the Gold Coast as PRO MASTER PAINTING & RENOVATIONS but he has never been licensed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).
Mr Faraj is known to the QBCC and other government agencies by a number of aliases, including Ali MOUSSELMANI, Kamel KASEEM, Kamel MOUSSELMAN and Kam MOUSS.
With internal, external and surface preparation consistently appearing in the QBCC’s list of top ten defects, painting was the obvious choice to be addressed in the most recent round of Tradie Tour.
The guest speaker was industry expert and Master Painters Association of Queensland (MPAQ) CEO and president Chris Munday. Chris has an established and respected presence within the industry and regularly meets with a wide range of stakeholders, which provides him with a grass roots awareness of emerging industry trends and pain points.
Incidental work is minor work you need to do to finish your job, where that work is covered under a licence class other than the one you hold. The total value of incidental work cannot be any more than $3,300 and may be included in your contract.
What does this mean for licensed painters?
It is important that you are aware of recent changes to the law concerning what is insurable building work and premiums for the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme (the Scheme). The Scheme is managed by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).
The law relating to painting jobs was changed on 28 October, 2016.
In general, everything previously insurable under the Home Warranty Scheme continues to be insurable, although the Scheme has been expanded to cover other types of building work.