In terms of Section 10 of the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act, 1998 (the Act) any person in the business of home building must register with the National Home Builders Registration Council (the NHBRC). Failing to register, and found guilty of this offence in terms of Section 21 of the Act could upon conviction, be liable to pay a fine of up to R25 000 and/or a one year prison sentence on each charge.



The Home Builders Legal basis for obligations


Home builders shall comply with their obligations to their housing consumers in terms of the Housing Consumer's Protection Measures Act, 1998.



Home builder's obligations to Housing Consumers are to:


Conclude a written agreement for the construction, or sale of any new home.

A written agreement shall: