Housing Consumers Protection Bill submission deadline looming

Stakeholders in the built environment (i.e. housing consumers, developers, home builders, contractors, professionals and their respective organisations, financiers) are reminded and implored to submit their written comments on the proposed Housing Consumers Protection Bill by the 30th of October 2019.

Any interested persons or institutions are invited to submit written comments or representations with regards to the draft Bill within 60 days of publication in the Government Gazette which was published on the 30th of August 2019 in one of the following ways:

(a) By post to: The Director General
Department of Human Settlements
Private Bag X644
Pretoria
0001
For attention: Ms Rose Murray and Ms Lisa Masilo

(b) Delivered to: The Director General
Department of Human Settlements
Justice Mahomed
Sunnyside, Pretoria
For attention: Ms Rose Murray and Ms Lisa Masilo

(c) By electronic mail: Lisa.masilo@dhs.gov.za & rose.murray@dhs.gov.za
(d) Enquiries: Ms Lisa Masilo 012 444 9097 & Ms Rose Murray 012 444 9283

The new Bill, once passed into Law will allow the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), an agency of the Department of Human Settlements, seeks to ensure adequate protection of housing consumers and effective regulation of the home building industry through, amongst others, strengthening protection measures, regulatory and enforcement mechanisms as well as prescribing appropriate sanctions or penalties against defaulting persons.

The department is currently on a roadshow and has already held information sessions in six (6) provinces. Gauteng, Western Cape and Free State will happen in the month of November and will be streamed live via the DHS and NHBRC digital sites.

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For an interview request and any other assistance, please contact Molebogeng Taunyane on email: molebot@nhbrc.org.za or 011 317 0070 / 082 646 8663.

About the NHBRC
The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is an agency of the department of human settlements which is responsible for the protection of housing consumers and to regulate the home building industry. The NHBRC also offers services such as enrolment of new homes, home builder registration, home building inspections, builder training, geotechnical and materials engineering.

For more information:
www.nhbrc.org.za.
Twitter: @NHBRC
Facebook: NHBRCSA
Toll-free number: 0800 200 824
Ethics Hotline: 0800 203 698 or email nhbrc@behonest.co.za.