The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) would like to warn the public against a company known to the NHBRC as i-Homes Group, an entity conducting its business from various offices in KZN.

i-Homes Group is advertising in the media that it is registered with the NHBRC. However, NHBRC records show that i-Homes is not a registered home builder.

Companies or persons rendering home building services without being registered with the NHBRC are contravening the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act 95 of 1998. Such a contravention is a criminal offence which carries a heavy fine or imprisonment.

The NHBRC would like to advise housing consumers who have been deceived by i-Homes to open a criminal case against the group. Alternatively, consumers can approach our provincial office in Durban or contact Warrant Officer Ncqobo on 031 325 4095 of the Durban Central SAPS.

Housing consumers who wish to build or buy a new home are advised to verify beforehand with the NHBRC on either the toll free number (0800 200 824) or on the website www.nhbrc.org.za whether or not such a company or person is a registered home builder.

ENDS
For further information:
Molebogeng Taunyane, Media Specialist
+27 11 317 0070/ molebot@nhbrc.org.za

NHBRC is an agency of the Department of Human Settlements
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