Public Warning about unlicensed contractor Richard Kiely and various aliases

This is a warning by the Commissioner of the QBCC to the public under section 20J(1)(h) of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991
Deemed relevant to post here due to the close proximity of his previous victims – so Dayboro people please take note! 
 
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is urging consumers, contractors and suppliers to be cautious in their dealings with Richard Kiely, also known as Joseph Kiely, John Kiely, Cody Kiely and Darren Kiely.
 
Mr Kiely does not hold QBCC licences and is not able to carry out, or enter into contracts to carry out, building work, including concreting, boulder walls, pergola construction, paving and retaining walls, in Queensland at a value of more than $3,300.
 
QBCC Commissioner, Steve Griffin, said Mr Kiely had been carrying out unlawful building work in the Albany Creek, Aspley and Chermside suburbs of Brisbane.
 
“The QBCC is investigating several complaints against Mr Kiely for unlicensed contracting, no written contracts, excess deposits, incomplete work and defective work,” he said.
 
Mr Kiely is described as being of Irish descent with red hair and about 1.89m tall. He uses local signs and pamphlets dropped in letter boxes to advertise to carry out building work.
 
The QBCC warns all persons dealing with Mr Kiely to exercise extreme caution and seek legal advice before making any payments, to protect their interests.
 
The QBCC’s Queensland Home Warranty Insurance Scheme may not be available to consumers if they engage unlicensed contractors.
 
Consumers in any doubt about whether the entity they are contracting with is licensed or holds the correct licence, should conduct an online licence search at www.qbcc.qld.gov.au  or contact the QBCC on 1300 272 272.

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