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You will not qualify for an RDP house if you inherit your father's house. Your daughter can still inherit from your estate if you have different last names.
It is not possible to sell the house before an executor is appointed.
He should inform the Master of the High Court that the whole family was not included in the nomination of who should wind up the estate.
If the value of the estate is less than R250,000, the Master of the High Court may issue a letter of authority, in terms of section 18(3) of the Administration of Estates Act.
If your mother died without making a will, the Intestate Succession Act would apply.
If there is no surviving spouse, the estate will be inherited by the descendants in equal shares.
If a person’s provident or pension fund has not been claimed, the fund will usually place the money in an Unclaimed Benefits Fund while they wait for it to be claimed.
No person is allowed to liquidate or distribute the estate of a deceased person without a letter of authority.
If there is no will, the Intestate Succession Act will apply.
It may be that your mother and children and the separated wife and her children are both entitled to inherit.