WARNING!!! BUILDERS AND TRADIES - DON'T COP A FINE!!!

As a licensed contractor you have responsibilities under the legislation to make sure that all of your advertising/marketing/site signage complies with the legislation. You need to make sure that you are completely transparent about who is the principal contractor and the licensed entity that is entitled to carry out the building work

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Why Get Licensed?

Putting aside the fact that if you are contracting directly to the public or a builder, it is mandatory to be licensed, there are substantial benefits to getting qualified and licensed now. Even if you don’t want to hang your own shingle as a business, getting your qualifications and licence in the industry is a MUST. Let me tell you why…

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Mutual Recognition – what is it?

You are licensed as a Builder in QLD and you have a contract coming up in NSW. Not a problem, just apply for Mutual Recognition of your QLD licence in NSW. Or vice versa. Sounds easy doesn’t it? Unfortunately, there are a few pit falls and possible repercussions to consider.

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Rebecca Tonkes
Builders running businesses – it’s never been more challenging

I know a number of licensed builders that are either personally running a business or an office bearer of a company (‘licensees or builders running businesses’) and struggling to cope with a rapidly changing industry. Some are seriously considering exiting the industry much sooner than they originally planned. // Guest Article - Michael Chesterman, Helix Legal.

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Builders are a Girl’s Best Friend

Rebecca Tonkes, principal of License2Build was a guest at the Australian Institute of Building - QLD Chapter, President's Christmas Drinks and Award Presentation evening at Tattersall's Racing Club. It was a great evening with special guest Former Minister for Public Works and Housing, the Hon Robert Schwarton.

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