Answers to your questions

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How can my late sister's children claim their inheritance if her assets are frozen?

They can go to the Master of the High Court to ask for a letter giving the bank permission to release the funds.

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How can we protect empty municipal land from illegal occupiers? The municipality won't sell to us.

You need to contact the municipality to ask why they wouldn't sell. Otherwise call the MEC for Housing.

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My sister was listed as my spouse on my RDP application. It was approved but now that I want to sell the house she wants to claim her share.

Even though it was unintentional, listing your sister as a spouse is fraud. You may need legal advice.

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Can a non-South African write Grade 12 exams?

Yes, as long as you have some kind of proof of identity.

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I have been paying rent to the late owner's sister. Can she sell the house if the owner's child has been missing for 20 years?

You need to try to find the missing beneficiary, otherwise they can come back to claim the house.

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My uncle is my late grandmother's only surviving child but he has his own house. Who gets her house?

Your uncle and your deceased father get equal shares. Your father's share is divided between his surviving children.

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How can I kick my abusive ex out of our house?

Because the house is in both your names, one of you can buy the other's share or you can appoint a liquidator to split the house

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My ex and I registered for an RDP house together. What will happen now that we have split up?

If you can agree on who should get the house, one of you can buy the other's share and become the full owner.

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What should I do now that the five-year ban in my passport has expired?

You may need to update some details on your passport.

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We bought municipal land but don't have a title deed. What can we do?

Title deeds are the only legal proof of ownership. Talk to the municipality from which the land was purchased.

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