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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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I received nothing from my late father's pension fund. What should I do?

Pension funds have different rules. Here's what you can do.

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My late father wrote an affidavit in 2011, leaving his house and everything in it to me. Is it still legally binding?

You may be able to use the affidavit, but there are steps you have to take

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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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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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Who inherits my deceased husband’s house when his mother was made the beneficiary at the municipal office?

You may need legal help. Here is why.

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Is my sister the only one allowed to benefit from my father's inheritance?

Yes, if she is the sole beneficiary of your father's will.

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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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I have been appointed the executor of my late father's estate by a magistrate's court. Where do I start submitting documents?

If the estate is under R250k you can distribute your father's assets. If it is worth more the process is considerably more complicated.

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If my daughter's father dies, will she still receive benefits from his estate?

In our view yes, but it is best to meet with the Government Employees Pension Fund to confirm what must be done.

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