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As a non-permanent military employee with one dependent who is sick and not working, do I qualify for an RDP house?

It would depend on how much you earn. Otherwise, you can apply for a FLISP subsidy.

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Is it safe to transfer ownership of my house to my niece and can I make her give it back later?

Once you transfer the house to your niece, it is legally hers to with as she pleases.

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Can I apply for an RDP house if I have previously owned a home?

RDP houses are only given to first-time homeowners but you can apply for CRU.

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Can my daughter, a dependent, be denied the right to live in the RDP house?

You could contact the office of the Human Settlements Ombudsman and tell them what has happened. The Ombudsman is the official who must assist to resolve disputes involving housing matters.

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Nedbank is putting my house on auction although I still pay them through a debt review court order. What can I do?

The debt review payments protect you from having your house repossessed. If you miss even one payment, the debt review ends.

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Was it legal for my grandfather to sell my father's RDP house and how can my mother claim the title deed?

It was almost certainly not legal. Here are some options for your mother.

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How long does it take to finalise an application to buy municipal land and, once approved, must I pay the whole amount upfront?

It is a lengthy process to finalise the application to buy municipal land. Here is the process that has to be followed.

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Home Affairs is refusing to renew our daughter's passport, yet we are Permanent Residents. What can we do?

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Someone fraudulently transferred a title deed to his name, instead of my mother's. What do I do?

The first thing you could do is go to the police.

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How we apply for the ownership of my late father-in-law's house, which does not have a title deed?

You should obtain a Letter of Authority from the magistrate's court.

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