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My sister-in-law was awarded an RDP house but it is being occupied by someone claiming to have bought it. What can she do?

She needs to ask the municipality of the MEC of housing to intervene. Legal help may be needed.

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How can I transfer the property that my mother bought in 1993 to my name if it was never transferred to her?

You need to negotiate a new deal with the municipality that issued the Deed of Sale.

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Am I responsible for outstanding municipal bills of my newly purchased property?

The seller should have paid the bills before the sale. You should contact the municipality.

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My sister and I inherited our late mother's RDP. Can I transfer the house to only my name?

You and your sister have an equal right to the house, so you would have to come to some agreement.

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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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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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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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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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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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