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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.

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Can a divorcee apply for an RDP house?

Yes, but there are several factors involved.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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