If you or your company become insolvent, then your BSA license can be cancelled (for between 5 years and life) unless you apply to the QBSA within 28 days of receiving notice.
It is wise to contact us before the BSA notify you, so that we can prepare ASAP.
Please contact us if you are made bankrupt, or if your company is for it to be reinstated (or if either event is likely or imminent).
We have extensive experience in insolvency matters so we can assist with you with a range of issues which concern insolvency, and the sooner you contact us, the more we can help you.
More detail on what will happen to your BSA license:
If you are a licensed builder then you can lose your BSA license for five years:
1. if you are declared bankrupt; or
2. if you are a director, secretary or influential person of a company that is wound up.
If both occur, then the QBSA has the power to exclude you for life.
The Queensland Building Services Authority (QBSA) monitors the bankruptcy and corporate insolvency lists to ensure that licenses are cancelled promptly, so you need to act quickly if you want to apply for your license to be reinstated.
The relevant legislation is section 56AC of the Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991 (Act), and the relevant terminology used relates to “Excluded persons” and” permitted Individuals.”
What can you do to protect/ reinstate your license?
If you receive such an exclusion notice you should immediately contact Irish Bentley Lawyers so that we can advise you on whether you can have your license reinstated.
We can provide this advice over a one hour consultation (for a fixed fee of $300) or via phone and email if you are busy.
Basically, you will need to apply to the QBSA to have your license reinstated within 28 days of receiving the notice from the QBSA (that they intend to deem you to be an excluded individual).
If the QBSA decides against the application, then you can apply for a review of that decision through the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).
There are many factors which will give you the best chance of succeeding in your application, and Irish Bentley Lawyers have extensive experience spanning over a decade in acting for licensees making applications to be categorised as a permitted individual with both the QBSA and QCAT.