Draft Bills For Public Comment
Housing Consumers Protection Bill
The Housing Consumers Protection Bill is intended to repeal the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act, 1998 (Act No. 95 of 1998). Its objective is to respond to challenges experienced in the home building industry over the years, since promulgation of the current Act.
The Bill seeks to ensure adequate protection of housing consumers and effective regulation of the home building industry through, amongst others, strengthening protection measures, regulatory and enforcement mechanisms as well as prescribing appropriate sanctions or penalties against defaulting persons.
As part of this law making activity, Public Information Sessions will be held across the country. The process is promoting and encouraging all-inclusive and meaningful engagements that will assist the Ministry of Human Settlements, Water & Sanitation in fulfilling its constitutional obligation, which requires that all interested parties or institutions that will be affected by the Bill must make or submit written comments.