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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the legal issues relating to the housing contracts and documentation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262708  Describe the legal issues relating to the housing contracts and documentation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Housing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
114235  Describe the legal issues relating to the housing contracts and documentation  Level 1  NQF Level 01   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for persons who enter into contractual agreements with various parties to purchase, rent and receive subsidised housing offered by government. Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to critically analyse the various housing contracts before they sign any contractual documents.

Learners will be able to:
  • Identify and describe contracts and the legal status of relevant housing documentation.
  • Describe the most commonly used housing related documentation.
  • Identify the purpose of the most commonly used housing related documents.
  • Describe the consequences of breach of commonly used housing related contracts.
  • Identify the rights and responsibilities of parties in relation to legal documentation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Literacy, communications skills and numeracy at ABET Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe contracts and the legal status of relevant housing documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Documentation include but is not limited to parties involved, Offer to Purchase, Deed of Sale, Building Agreement, Cession Form, Payroll deduction, lease agreement, instalment-sale agreement, use-agreement, agreement with a service provider, Happy letter, subsidy application form, home loan application form, bond registration document, and Title Deeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The function of a signature on a document is identified and described in terms of short, medium and long-term implications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legal status of a signed document is described and evaluated within the context of the obligations of both parties entered into an agreement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The accountability of those who sign the document is outlined in terms of the terms and conditions governing the contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The conditions listed and agreed to in the documentation are recognised as legally binding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the most commonly used housing related documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Proof of residence, Identity Document, Payslip, Offer to Purchase, Deed of Sale, Building Agreement, Cession Form, Payroll deduction, lease agreement, instalment-sale agreement, use-agreement, agreement with a service provider, Happy letter, subsidy application form, home loan application, bond registration document, and Title Deeds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main housing documents are recognised and named in terms of their legal status. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic terms used in the document are listed and applied in context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic terms refer to but are not limited to citizenship, dependents, employment status, marital status, and income bracket.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the purpose of the most commonly used housing related documents. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Application forms for subsidy; Social Compact Agreement, Offer to Purchase, Deed of Sale, Building Agreement, Cession Form, Payroll deduction, lease agreement, instalment-sale agreement, use-agreement, agreement with a service provider, Happy letter, subsidy application form, home loan application, bond registration document, Title Deeds, land availability agreement etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The documents are identified by name, and the name is related to purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions of the documents are explained in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The conditions listed in the document are outlined and explained in context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the consequences of breach of commonly used housing related contracts. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Parties involved, dates, objectives, responsibilities of parties, eviction orders, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Conditions that determine a breach of contract are explained in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of breach of contract for all parties are outlined and explained in context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concepts of 'rights' and 'recourse' are explained using a case study as a remedial action against contravention of one's rights in terms of the applicable law. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify the rights and responsibilities of parties in relation to legal documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Parties involved to contractual agreements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant parties are identified and described in terms of their roles and responsibilities pertaining to the contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rights and responsibilities regarding legal obligations of each party are listed and explained in relation to the contract. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 4 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency. Only an Assessor with suitable first hand experience in process operations will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Awareness of contractual obligations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Through working through contract-related issues. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage his/her activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Through organising relevant documents and contact information in the housing acquisition process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Through finding out and acting upon information relating to contractual issues. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using language skills in the modes of oral persuasion:
  • Through communicating contractual role players and advisors. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 114235, "Describe the legal issues relating to the housing contracts and documentation", Level 1, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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