Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng
In 2006 there was a verbal agreement between myself, my mother and my sister in regards to our family home where my mother wa staying alone in. I was married and had my own place and my sister had her own house. We agreed to the following below and my sister to have made the arrangements as she wanted the house.
1) I to be paid half the value of the house (2) My mother to live with my sister and for her to take care of our mother (3) The house cannot be sold without me having first consideration to buy it (4) My mother to pay insurances etc and my sister to pay the bond as new bond taken out.
Surprisingly in 2007 i receive a cash deposit in my account of R15 000.00 with my sister name as a reference to which i called her and she advised it is my half of the house....no agreement in writing between us......no evaluation or confirmation given to value of property or any type of estimate.....no formal contract....all the above was suppose to be drawn up by my sister and it never happened. My mother paid the transfer costs but the house is still on my mother name and she sees to everything......my sister only pays the bond and have threatened to "make sure you are in the street"
I have recently moved back to my mother place as i am going through a divorce and i am acting on behalf of myself and my mother.
I am not sure if the statute of limitations applies to this or if anything can be done but i would like the rights of my mother and myself to be respected.
My mother and i have our affidavits available confirming the agreement as well as relevant documents to have this legally documented and wish to maybe take thngs further if we are alowed to do so.
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