A Christchurch Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) has had his licence cancelled for two years after he overcharged a client by $100,000.

Ronald Carmichael was found to have committed work negligence and incompetence by the Building Practitioners Board, after he gave a quote for a build which was incorrect, pushing costs $100,000 above the contract price.

The board said Carmichael was negligent in failing to correctly read and interpret the plans and to price the project accurately.

Carmichael also failed to keep the homeowner informed and allegedly tended to treat her assumed ability to pay as an open chequebook.

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