Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Limpopo
My father bought a stand (just a foundation and no house) from person A back in 1995. Person A handed my father the house blueprint but did not have a title deed as he himself, just bought the stand from person B who has the title deed as his name also appears at the municipality as the owner of the stand. We only found out about the matter in 2020 that, my father does not have the title deed for the stand. We are in the process of looking for person A and person B to resolve this issue with no luck. We want to pay the transfer costs to have the stand ownership changed from Person B to my father's name. What are the legal processes required to resolve this issue?
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You might have an issue here, especially if the land is still registered in the name of the municipality, because if it is a RDP house, then Person B would not have legally been allowed to sell it without the municipality's permission - which he probably never got.
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