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Why does my RDP application status say “withdrawn by applicant”?

The municipality must have the agreement of the person concerned to withdraw the application.

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What can I do to prevent my father from selling a property in which my sister has been living for years?

The only legal way the deeds can be transferred is if your sister buys or inherits the house.

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My grandfather may have received an RDP house. What should we do?

You can phone the Housing Enquiries Hotline and find out what happened to his RDP application.

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I applied for an RDP house in 2005 and still haven't received one. What are my options?

You can contact the Housing Enquiries Hotline or approach your municipality.

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Can someone be given an RDP house if the dependent is registered for two RDP houses?

It is illegal for a family to own more than one RDP house.

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Can you transfer a property to your name if you're willing to pay off the utilities bill?

No, you need to find out who the owner of the property is.

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Who is allowed to have a letter of authority for my deceased aunt’s RDP house?

The letter of authority goes to one of her three children.

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My previous landlord doesn't want to give me back my money and now he has blocked me. What should I do?

You can lay a complaint at the Rental Housing Tribunal.

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I cannot afford conveyancing fees to transfer a property into my name. What can I do?

You can approach a pro bono legal organisation for help.

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What does the law says about minors who cannot pay outstanding municipal debt on an RDP house?

The children qualify as an indigent household.

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