Construction Law – Homebuilders must register with the NHBRC before commencement of building works to claim payment

1. The judgment in the matter of Cool Ideas 1186 CC (“Cool Ideas”) v Anne Christine Hubbard (“Hubbard”) & Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development confirms finally that an homebuilder is not entitled to receive compensation for a house constructed for a housing consumer unless registered in terms of the Housing Consumer Protection Measures Act.  BACKGROUND …