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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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How do I contest my grandfather's will?

It's hard to contest a will, but you can try Legal Aid.

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