Warning about unlicensed concreter working in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Ipswich

29 April 2021

Queensland’s building watchdog has issued a Public Warning about Jacob Moratti, an unlicensed concreter operating in Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.

The QBCC is urging consumers, contractors and suppliers to be cautious in their dealings with Mr Moratti and his businesses, which include Italia Concrete Services QLD, Jake Moratti Concreting, Jake Moratti and Romacrete.

Mr Moratti does not hold a QBCC licence and is not able to carry out, advertise for, or enter into contracts to carry out, building work in Queensland valued at more than $3,300.

He is also alleged to have taken deposits that exceed the maximum allowed under the QBCC Act and has either failed to complete work, or failed to commence work.

The QBCC believes Mr Moratti has either undertaken to perform work, or has performed work in Mt Gravatt, Tingalpa, Goodna, Spring Mountain and Oxenford.

The QBCC is aware that complaints have also been made about Mr Moratti to the Office of Fair Trading.

The QBCC warns anyone dealing with Mr Moratti and his businesses to exercise extreme caution and to seek legal advice before making any payments, to protect their interests. The QBCC strongly encourages consumers to always use the free licence check on the QBCC website to confirm that the person they are dealing with is appropriately licensed.

The QBCC website also offers a free Find a Local Contractor search, that allows consumers to find licensed, skilled, local tradespersons.

BACKGROUND

This Public Warning is issued by the Commissioner of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) under section 20J(1)(i) of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991.
 

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Contact: 139 333