Question posted in the Property Law category relating to KwaZulu-Natal
I have verbally given my son and his family my main existing house to stay permanently as he didn't have a house to live. I am residing in the same yard in the outbuilding. The entire property is still in the name of myself and my husband. My son asked me yesterday for written confirmation from us to say that the main house in which I gave him to stay is in fact his to stay long term and belong to him. My concern is that the entire main house and property belongs to my husband and myself, I don't want to sign the main house on his name fear of him chasing me and my husband out of the property as the main house is the actual house with plot number etc. I want to give him something in writing In which it doesn't disadvantage my husband and myself . The utility accounts are also on my name but my son is paying that water and rates. Please advise.
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I would caution you from doing this!
The best thing that you could do is to enter into a written month-to-month lease agreement with him for the main house, with a small amount to be paid for rental. Like R100 per month.
That would give you the ability to cancel the lease in the future if you need to.
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