The Commissioner for Consumer Affairs is issuing a public warning statement to warn consumers not to deal with a purported business by the name of PMH Home Improvements and individuals associated with the business using the names “Patrick” or “Dean”, operating in the Taperoo area in the North-western suburbs.
Residents in the Taperoo area have been door-knocked by these men offering home improvement services including the cleaning of driveways and roof tiles and concrete repairs. The attached flyers have also been distributed. The work carried out by these men has been substandard, and they are aggressive in their sales techniques and demands for money. The men have been described as having Irish accents and were driving a dual-cab Great Wall SA220 utility with Queensland registration “037 TSF”.
The Commissioner is warning the public about the alleged conduct as the Commissioner:
- has reasonable grounds to suspect that it may constitute breaches of the Australian Consumer Law;
- has reasonable grounds to suspect that PMH Home Improvements and the individuals associated are not licensed under the Building Work Contractors Act 1995 (SA) to carry out the building work;
- is satisfied that one of more persons have suffered, or is likely to suffer detriment as a result of the alleged conduct; and
- is satisfied that it is in the public interest to issue a public warning notice.
If anyone has any concerns about their dealings with PMH Home Improvements or the named individuals they should contact Consumer and Business Services on 131 882.