Don’t risk further damage, use a licensed contractor | Queensland Building and Construction Commission

SEQ flood recovery — tips for rebuilding and tradie register.

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The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is urging anyone who needs a tradesperson to check their credentials on the QBCC website.

QBCC Commissioner Richard Cassidy said there are free search functions on the website that could save people a lot of pain.

“We have a ‘find a local contractor’ search function on our website, which includes only licensed tradespeople local to you,” Mr Cassidy said.

“Once you’ve found a licensed tradesperson, you can also undertake a search of their licence history search on our website.

“This means you’re taking the steps to be sure about who you’re hiring, and whether they’re appropriately licensed.

“Unfortunately, when disaster strikes, we often see unscrupulous people trying to take advantage of disaster victims.

“We see people offering to do building work and repairs when they’re not licensed to do so, just to make a quick buck. It can be dangerous and a risk not only to their safety but also the homeowners and people around them.

“QBCC officers will also soon begin patrolling parts of the flood-affected areas, undertaking licence checks and to ensure building work is being done in accordance with the relevant codes.”

To find a local contractor and to undertake a licence history search read about choosing a contractor.

Last reviewed: 7 Mar 2022 Last published: 7 Mar 2022
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