Action taken as contractor breaches licence conditions on popular website – media release

The state’s consumer watchdog is reminding tradespeople that it is illegal to trade and advertise without a relevant building licence.

Complaints made to Consumer and Business Services (CBS) alleged that Darren Beaty (trading as Adelaide Custom Cabinets) had advertised through Gumtree and engaged in building activities without the appropriate building licence.

Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Dini Soulio, said that investigators were alerted to Mr Beaty’s activities by a disgruntled customer. He was allegedly found to be advertising his business services on Gumtree, a community website and engaging in business activities without the appropriate licence.

Media release: Action taken as contractor breaches licence conditions on popular website (PDF 93KB)