HOW TO GET REGISTERED
1. Download the form from the NHBRC website (nhbrc.org.za). 2. Complete it and include your payment for the registration (see the fee structure on the NHBRC website). 3. Return both to the NHBRC. 4. Contact your nearest customer care centre. Before a homebuilder is registered, the NHBRC may require, as a precondition for registration, the satisfactory rectification of previous construction-related problems, such as the rescinding of a court judgment.
The NHBRC may require additional information from the homebuilder or any other person and may conduct an investigation that is considered necessary to assess your application. Warning
It is an offence in terms of section 21(1) of the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act for any person to knowingly withhold information or to provide false or misleading information in their application. Every director, trustee, managing member or officer of the applicant, who knowingly permits such a contravention, can be fined up to R25 000 and/or be given a one-year prison sentence on each charge. Assurance of confidentiality
The NHBRC and any persons contracted by it will treat any financial information as confidential. Guarantees
Where the NHBRC receives an application from a homebuilder with associates, the NHBRC will require guarantees from the associates.
This requirement is covered by section 10(5) of the act. Issuing of registration certificate
The NHBRC will issue a registration certificate to a homebuilder where it has received: Written acceptance of any conditions; Any sureties, indemnities or guarantees requested, signed and completed; and
Payment of the registration fee. Period of validity
The registration of a homebuilder remains valid for one year and is not transferable. Only the registered homebuilder may use the certificate and registration number. No other company, person or other entity may use it to enrol homes or for any other purpose. Renewal of registration
Every homebuilder will apply annually for the renewal of his or her registration with the NHBRC. This must be done before the current renewal date of the registration.