Laws & Issuances

Laws that regulate the relationship between sellers, developers and buyers of subdivision lots and condominium units, and provide quasi-judicial and criminal remedies for breach of statutory and contractual obligations.

  • RA 10884 – An Act Strenghtening the Balanced Housing Development Program, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 7279, as Amended, Otherwise Known as the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992
    • Subdivision and Condominium Buyer’s Protective Decree Presidential Decree No. 957 (As Amended By P.D. 1216) – regulating the sale of subdivision lots and condominiums, providing penalties for violations thereof.
    • Batas Pambansa 220 – an act authorizing the Ministry of Human Settlements to establish and promulgate different levels of standards and technical requirements for economic and socialized housing projects in urban and rural areas from those provided under Presidential Decrees No. 957, 1216, 1096 and 1185.
    • Presidential Decree No. 1216 – defining “Open Space” in residential subdivision and amending Sec. 31 of P.D. 957, requiring subdivision owners to provide roads, alleys, sidewalks and reserve open space for parks or recreational use.
    • Presidential Decree No. 1344 – empowering the NHA to issue writ of execution in the enforcement of its decisions under P.D. 957
    • Republic Act 7279Urban Development and Housing Act. An act to provide for a comprehensive and continuing urban development and housing program, establish the mechanism for its implementation, and for other purposes.
    • Republic Act 4726The Condominium Act. An act to define condominium, establish requirements for its creation, and govern its incidents.
    • Republic Act 7899 – amending Sections 4 and 6 of R.A. 4726
    • Executive Order 71 – devolution of HLURBs function to approve subdivision plans to LGUs.
    • Executive Order 184 – creating socialized housing one-stop processing centers.
    • Republic Act 6552 – Realty Installment Buyer Protection Act.