Asked by Deon123 on 11-09-2019 18:29:30
Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Western Cape

Good day. My question is on behalf of a friend I'm trying to help. His in-laws build a flat in his back yard on their on expenses with his permission. The building was not approved via municipal regulations. His wife wants to divorce him now and the in-laws wants to relocate but is now suing him for R650 000 for the property they erected on his premises as they feel he has been enriched by it. He cannot afford it as the property were bought about 2 years ago and he still have a morgage to pay.  He also have to provide for the 1 year old child in firm of child support. He has been given the summons and need to respond. His divorce lawyer is handling the case but my friend is in total state of mind. What is he to do and do he have any options?

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