Posted by NSW Finance, Services & Innovation
on 24 October 2018
NSW Consumers are being warned not to deal with Tevita Tiliti Ungounga or his associated entities T.T. Construction, an registered business name in NSW, and T & T Sandstone Construction Pty Ltd operating in NSW.
Mr Ungounga was ordered in September 2017 to pay more than $56,000 in fines and costs for doing residential building work he was not authorised to undertake, including the construction of a new home for $350,000.
NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rose Webb said she is concerned that Mr Ungounga may still be attempting to trade without a licence.
"Mr Ungounga has never held a contractor licence authorising him to contract or do residential building work, while T.T. Construction is an unregistered business name and T & T Sandstone Construction Pty Ltd is a deregistered company.
"Fair Trading is currently investigating allegations Mr Ungounga is continuing to do unlicensed, uninsured and defective work, and has identified consumers who have been left with significant costs relating to incomplete work."
Ms Webb said consumers should deal only with those traders who hold an appropriate licence for the services they offer and emphasised the need for consumers to verify licence details on the Fair Trading website.
"I'm urging consumers to take notice of this warning - they should not engage Mr Ungounga or any entities associated with him, in any sort of building work, and they should always check if a contractor is licensed," said Ms Webb.
Anyone who has had problems in their dealings in NSW with Mr Ungounga, T.T. Construction and T & T Sandstone Construction Pty Ltd, or has information about his continued operation, should contact NSW Fair Trading.