Law Update : Issue 5

Posted on: June 27th, 2014 by STBBSiteOwner

HOME BUILDING, YOUR BUILDER AND THE NHBRC

NHBRC is the acronym for the National Home Builders Registration Council created in terms of the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act (‘The Act’). The Act obliges home builders to register with the Council as part of a regulatory system aimed at protecting consumers from poor building work. Homes to be erected must also be enrolled with the Council. How can you ensure you are protected and that your builder complies?

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ONLY THE LEASE (‘HUUR’) ‘GAAT VOOR KOOP’, NOTHING MORE

The maxim ‘huur gaat voor koop’ is generally familiar to all property law practitioners, and probably equally well-known amongst landlords and tenants alike. The exact content of the protection afforded by this rule of our law can, however, still leave a tenant (or other party relying on the maxim) on his back foot because the exact content of this rule is not always correctly understood. Translated loosely, it means that a lease trumps a later sale.

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