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Judgment debts

A judgment debt is an amount accepted by a court as being owed by a QBCC licensee to another person under a contract for the supply of goods or services relating to building work.

The Financial Requirements for Licensing (FRLs) require that QBCC licensed contractors must not have an unsatisfied (unpaid) judgment debt. If a licensed contractor has an unsatisfied judgment debt they will not meet the FRL and place their licence at risk of suspension and cancellation.
We penalise a person or company 10 demerit points for each judgment debt owed that is not paid on time. Read the Judgment Debts fact sheet for more information.

Notify QBCC of judgment debts

If you take legal action against a QBCC licensee and a judgment is given in your favour it is important to tell us for our records. Complete the Judgment Debt Notification form and include a copy of the judgment certificate.

Public records and judgment debts

Demerit points for judgment debts are publically recorded on QBCC's on-line licence search as a warning to subcontractors, suppliers and consumers that the licensee has not paid a judgment debt. We remove demerit points for unsatisfied judgment debts once the debt is paid.
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Last updated
3/02/2014 11:05 AM

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