There is no possibility of enrolling a house with the NHBRC (National Home Builders Regulatory Council) after it has been built.  The NHBRC only warranties the house against major structural defects and roof leaks for a period of five years. There is no warrantee against shoddy building work, sub-standard materials or poor finishing.  The main problem comes in if one tries to sell a house that is less than five years old to anyone requiring a mortgage. This is because the banks insist on getting an NHBRC enrolment certificate for the house before they will consider the application.  For more information on the NHBRC and the Housing Consumer Protection Measures Act (1998) check out our Articles page.