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How can I get the title deed of an RDP house I've lived in since 1998?
You need to visit your nearest Deeds Office.
Can a divorcee apply for an RDP house?
Yes, but there are several factors involved.
I want to claim my late mother’s RDP house, but my uncle wants to take it. What must I do?
You need to find out if a title deed was issued for the house.
We want to sell the RDP house that belongs to my husband and his previous girlfriend. She’s never lived there but wants a share of the money. Can she do this?
Yes, she may if her name appears on the title deeds.
Can I sell my RDP house if I don't have the title deed?
To sell your RDP house, you must have the title deed and must have lived in it for eight years
Is the RDP application process the same in Gauteng as the rest of the country?
No, you apply in the same way for an RDP house wherever you live
My late mother was registered for an RDP house. Do her children have a claim to this house?
No, you can’t take up anyone’s place on the waiting list when they pass away
How can I check if there are any disputes involving the property I am buying and is a letter of executorship enough proof of ownership?
A letter of executorship is not enough proof on its own.
What are the risks involved in the informal buying of an RDP house, and how can I ensure that the house is correctly registered and transferred?
You will need the title deed and a conveyancing attorney to make mitigate the risk.
How can I transfer an RDP house into my child’s name, when I have a letter of authority?
You need to make sure the title deed is in your child's name.