Asked by Boitumelo on 30-08-2021 17:30:51
Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Gauteng
Asking on behalf of my mother. We have been staying in this property for over 25 years and also have made some renovations on it. The agreement between my mother and the owner's only surviving son was that we maintain the property and he will take care of the municipal bill. We haven't heard from him in 20 years and also found out that the municipal rates and taxes are in arrears. The owners passed away and the house was left with the son. Can my mother gain ownership of the house and what is the process? The arrears are over R90000
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Posted by Att. Patrick on 31-08-2021 15:43:09
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No, I don't see how your mother can gain ownership of the house, except by purchasing the house from the son. She can't force the son to sell the house to her.
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