Question posted in the Property Law category relating to Gauteng
Good evening, my name is Rhulani from Tembisa. there is woman owing me money and she doesn't want to give me my money back. I tried to get lawyers involved to get this resolved but there is no progress.
The woman is working for the department of housing and she was selling her Rdp house. She convinced me that the property does not have a title deed and we don't have to involve lawyers due to they will charge transfer cost and she will do all the paperwork. The property was R350,000.00 and we agreed that I can pay R250,000.00 and she will move and I can pay the rest of the money at the later stage. I applied for a loan and the granted me with R250,000.00. After paying her R250,000.00 she then changed and said to me that she need full amount for her to move out. I could not raise the balance of R100,000.00, therefore we agreed that I can advertise the house for me to get my money back. I tried advertising and I find out that the property is not registered under her name and she doesn't want to corporate and get the owner of the so that we can change the ownership. When I request her to pay my money she says she doesn't have money.
In December I got a lawyer to assist me to resolve this issue but there is no progress. My lawyer is telling me that the clerk at Palmridge Magistrate Court cannot find my file.
I desperately need legal advice on this matter. Your assistance will be highly appreciated.