Tradie trap: Public told to watch out
Plumbing authorities say a prosecution for unauthorised work in Hawke's Bay highlights the need for property owners to make sure work on their homes is legal.
|The warning follows a District Court decision in which Hastings man Paul Shannon was fined $250 and ordered to pay $130 court costs for doing or assisting in restricted plumbing work without authorisation. The PGDB says fines in prosecutions this year for unauthorised work total $21,640. Nor order or reparation was made in this case, but orders that have been made total $8664.|
Health and safety risks are high, and homeowners jeopardise insurance policies and risk fines or conviction om the Dostroct Court.