Answers to your questions

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What is the asylum application procedure?

You need to apply at the nearest Refugee Reception Office, but all the offices are closed during lockdown.

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Can I submit a letter of authority instead of a permission-to-occupy certificate to withdraw my housing allowance?

It wouldn’t be permissible to send the LOA instead of the PTO, as they are very different documents

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How can we revoke our tenant's letter of authority that he got without our knowledge?

You could get a copy of his letter of authority from the Master's office but you will probably need legal help to sort this all out.

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Can I stop my father from selling land that he promised to me?

Unfortunately, there is no legal step you can take to stop him.

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My family home has become a drug house. How can I evict my relatives?

You need to follow the appropriate protocol to get an eviction order from the court, even though it may not be put into effect until the pandemic is over

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Is it possible to adopt a 16-year-old asylum seeker from the DRC?

I could not find anything to indicate that it would not be possible

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My husband kicked me and our children out of his mother's house that she gave to us. Can we fight it?

You will need help from your mother-in-law if the title deed is still in her name

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How can we stop our mother from selling the house that we have 50% claim to?

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If it is illegal to rent out an RDP house, why did the government not do anything when I was evicted during the lockdown?

They often fail to enforce their own laws. There are some things you can do about your eviction

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What steps need to be taken if a court judgment has been reserved for more than three months?

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