Inspection of Homes
The NHBRC inspects all enrolled homes at key stages of construction. In the situation where the inspector identifies a deviation from the NHBRC Home Building Manual, a non-compliance will be issued to the home builder.
The home builder will be given reasonable time frames within which to rectify the non-compliance. If the builder is unable or unwilling to rectify, the NHBRC will stop construction and institute its builder disciplinary process.
Warranty Cover By enrolling your home with the NHBRC, you are complying with the relevant South African law. Home enrolment allows the NHBRC to conduct quality home inspections at various stages of construction and provides housing consumers with warranty cover for minor defects identified within the first three months of occupation, roof leaks identified within the first year of occupation and cover against major structural defects identified within the first five years of occupation.
In the event that a builder is unable or unwilling to rectify reported defects, the NHBRC can rectify the defects, following the completion by the housing consumer of a complaint and conciliation process.
Maximum amounts payable
The cover is for 5 years on major structural defects.
If you follow these requirements and ensure that your house is enrolled, the NHBRC will:
The builder will be obliged to rectify: