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Is it possible for an RDP house to change ownership without the signed permission of the person who was named the dependent?

You should first find out whether the title deeds were issued in your mother's name.

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My mother passed away 7 years ago while waiting for a house. What is going to happen to that house?

It depends on several factors.

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The new owner of my flat told me to move out earlier than what we agreed on. What must I do?

You can't be evicted without a court order.

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My late employer's son wants to claim his father’s RDP house where I've lived for 23 years. Can he do that?

It depends on who he named as the beneficiary of the house.

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Can my wife's application for a house in Mitchells Plain be transferred to Eerste River?

Yes, but you'll still have to wait on the Eerste River waiting list.

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Should my parents pay the municipality for an RDP house they gave to my uncle?

It depends on the arrangement between your parents and your uncle.

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Can I change the dependent I registered as the sole beneficiary of my RDP house?

Yes, you need to decide to whom you wish to leave the house

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How can I transfer ownership of a plot I bought?

You need to consult with a conveyancing attorney

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How much does it cost to change ownership of a house?

There are several costs involved in the process

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I bought an RDP house without the title deed and now the seller wants the house back. What must I do?

You need to get some legal advice

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