Asked by Grace on 24-03-2020 12:28:21
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng
what are the laws regarding purchasing an RDP house from a person who received the RDP house but now wants to sell it?
The RDP house is in his name and i want to buy it from them. what are the important documents for this kind of transaction.
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Posted by Att. Patrick on 26-03-2020 15:34:55
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You need to ensure that he has paid off the house in full. You also need to ensure that he has the right to sell the house. I think that he gets a letter from the Department for that. Then, you need to get a lawyer to draw up a sale agreement, and formally transfer the house to your name at the Deeds Office. Money must only be paid into the lawyer's trust account, not directly to the seller. Ensure that you use a lawyer who has a trust account, and is also a conveyancer!
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