The Facilitators are the One Stop NHBRC Service Centre for all Developers, Contractors and Home Owners. We act as Facilitators between You and the NHBRC. We Consult and Assist in Registrations, Enrolments, Renewals, Status Upliftments and all other NHBRC requirements.
To communicate to ALL Residential Property Developers, Contractors and Home Owners, the Purpose of The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) being appointed by Government to apply The Housing Consumers Protection Act No 95 of 1998 for all newly built houses.
To assist and advise all Residential Property Developers, Contractors and Home Owners to comply with all procedures and regulations that needs to be implemented by the NHBRC as per The Housing Consumers Protection Act No 95 of 1998 for newly build houses... therefore your Ultimate NHBRC Solution.
Means the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act, 1998 (Act No 95 of 1998) which makes provision for the protection of housing consumers and provides also for the establishment of the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) which is mandated to apply the "Act" through prescribed regulations and procedures as per Government Gazette 1 December 1999 and Home Building Manuals Parts 1,2 & 3 February 1999.
As for the NHBRC to warrant any residential dwelling against poor workmanship resulting into structural defects all newly build residential dwellings are to be enrolled by any Developer, Contractor or Prospective Home Owner with the NHBRC whether being built cash or through finance assistance by any legal bond holder.
The following are the types of dwellings covered by "the Act".
Additions and alterations are not covered by "the Act. Owner Builders must apply through the NHBRC for exemption.
All Developers and Contractors that are in the business of building residential dwellings, must Register with the NHBRC as such.
The NHBRC warranty covers the super structure, floor slabs and roof up to a maximum amount of R500,000 which may include:
The period covered by the warranty is 5 (five) years maximum, from occupation date.
Defects and poor workmanship must be recorded formally (in writing) to the Developer or Contractor as well as the NHBRC within 3 (three) months from date of occupation.
Roof leaks attributable to poor workmanship and materials must be recorded, formally (in writing) the Developer, Contractor as well as to the NHBRC within 12 (twelve) months from date of occupations.
The NHBRC warranty takes effect from date of occupation by the Home Owner of the newly built dwelling providing that the dwelling was formally enrolled with the NHBRC and that the NHBRC didn't issue a formal letter of non-compliance in accordance with the NHBRC Technical Requirements.
1. Section 10: Failure to register with the NHBRC
2. Section 14: Failure to enroll the new home 15 days prior to construction.
3. Section 19: Obstructing the NHBRC inspectors from executing their duties.
4. Section 18: To finance or register a bond on a new home without ensuring the builder is registered with NHBRC and the home are enrolled.
5. Section 18.(2) Failure by conveyancer to ensure that the builder is registered and that the home is enrolled.
6. Section 18.(3) Failure by subsidy provider to ensure builder is registered with NHBRC and the home is enrolled.
7. Section 21.(a) Withholding information or giving false or misleading information.
8. R 20658 Sect. 15: Failure to declare late enrolments.
A fine of R25 000-00 or 1 year imprisonment on each charge according to the Government Gazette No.19414 and R20658.
Should the Home Builder or a Housing Consumer refuse to comply with the Act, the Council may apply for a court order in terms of Section 20 of the Act.
As a condition of the Act, all home builders must register with the NHBRC, enroll all new homes with the NHBRC and take on the following responsibilities:
The warranty scheme only applies to new houses built by home builders registered with the NHBRC. The enrolment provided by the registered home builder is transferred automatically to anyone who buys the house during the five-year warranty period.
The following documents are important to the NHBRC, the home builder, the bank and the new home owner. All parties must make sure that these documents are properly completed and signed.
The NHBRC Warranty covers the above issues on the structure of the building, but who can you contact to get a detailed inspection of your home for things the NHBRC do not cover.
There are good reasons to have a professional inspection performed on the brand new home you are buying.
Contact Inspect-A-Home to find out how they can assist you during your building project.