Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape
I bought my mothers house.I payed the money to the attorneys.The amount was R150 000.00.I payed for the transaction as it was justvover R11 000.00.
They payed the money into their account,than we realized it was only R126 770.00,but should have been R150 000.00.
We ask where the rest of the money.They said that my mother had 2 previous files.
Nevertheless,they never discussed it with here,never send her a letter of demand or any kind of proof that she owes them.
I payed for a previous case of my mother,but it were handled of.we dont know of any files.
If she owed them,can they deduct money with out my mothers concent?Can they do any such?As the money were just enough to build her a small house.
Please help thank you.
Answer to the Question
I see that you haven't made a payment for the question, but I'm going to assist you a little. If you want to ask a follow-up question, please make the required payment, even if it is R150 or R200.
If you paid YOUR money into their trust account, it is YOUR money. They can't touch it, and they can't use it to settle your mother's other 2 files.
But, once transfer of the property has gone through, and once the money in their trust account "moves" from your file to your mother's file, THEN they could use some of it to settle your mother's other 2 files.
So, in short, they can do that, but only AFTER transfer of the property has gone through.
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