Asked by Des on 29-11-2021 15:06:19
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng
My husbands mother passed away end July 2021. Prior to that she gave a gold/diamond ring to an auction house to sell (valued at R90.000). The ring did not sell during the 3 months it was bound to the catalogue sale and my husband asked the auctioneer not to sell the heirloom anymore but return it to him (after the 3 months were up). They ignored my husband for 2 months even though he handed in his executorship signed by the master of the court. Last week my husband went back after continuously being ignored. He was told the ring was sold for 70.000,00 less 20% commisssion.
He immediately wrote a letter to SAIA (Umbrella body for auctioneers) and copied the auctioneer in demanding the ring back within 5 working days. We have proof that my husband did communicate the request for the ring back prior to it being sold.
What legal recourse do we have as one of the part owners is an advocate?
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