BSA inspectors on trail of shonks, dodgy operators

BUILDING Services Authority inspectors have finished an audit of contractors and flood-affected building sites in Emerald.

Building Industry Minister Simon Finn said the inspection teams were out in force this week as part of the BSA's regular checks throughout the state that building contractors are properly licenced.

"The Emerald community is still recovering and rebuilding following the floods which devastated the town in January," Mr Finn said.

"BSA inspectors have an important role to play in the recovery effort.

"They'll be checking contractors are licensed, that compliant contracts in place and that home warranty insurance premiums have been paid where applicable.

"Emerald residents need certainty that the rebuilding in their communities is being done by qualified, licenced professionals.

"No Queensland homeowner needs to have shonks, unlicenced contractors and rogue operators offering them a quick fix."

"Homeowners should always follow a simple piece of advice - if a contractor can't show you their licence, show them the door," he said.

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