The promulgation of the Housing Consumers Protection Act (Act 95 of 1998) took place in June 1999. This made the NHBRC a statutory body, and since 1 December 1999 it is compulsory for all home builders operational in the home building industry to be registered with the NHBRC. This Act has been created to provide protection against so-called "fly-by-night" builders. That is, either builders who build to an unacceptable quality standard or builders who refuse to get involved in the rectification of built-in defects in the home.
For more information on the NHBRC, please visit their website on www.nhbrc.org.za