NHBRC Fees » Building Regulations South Africa
Jan 142014

The NHBRC has Deregistered
from VAT and Adjusted their Fees

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We have recently had a number of enquiries about how the NHBRC calculates the fees that have to be paid when a proposed new house is registered with them.

In 2011 the NHBRC was deregistered for VAT and they adjusted their registration fees accordingly.

Registration with the NHBRC

Every new home built in South Africa, since December 1999, must by law be registered with the NHBRC. No bank or home loan institution may lend money against the security of a mortgage bond unless the house is registered with the NHBRC. In addition to this the builder must be qualified, certified and registered with the NHBRC as well.


In another article,  NHBRC Suspends the Payment of House Enrolment Fees-PA003 we highlighted how the NHBRC is no longer allowing the registration fee to be bundled together with the first draw that the home owner gets from the financial institution – referred to as the PA003. This now has to be done at the time of registration or the house will not be accepted onto the NHBRC’s system.

Here is a breakdown of how the fees are calculated. These are the most up to date figures that we could get and they could change so we advise you to check with your local NHBRC office for the most up to date figures. This table will give you a good idea as to how they have structured the fees and what you can expect to pay.


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  4 Responses to “NHBRC Fees”

Comments (4)
  1. we did regester but our problame to renew a certficate

  2. Good day Sir/Madam
    My company was once registered with nhbrc in a different name.I have registered the present company because the other name was not marketable for some reason,now I would like to continue using the old nhbrc registration number instead of registering a new one.Please advise me which steps I must follow thanks.
    Yours Faithfully
    LJ Maheso
    [email protected]

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