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Where can KZN police claim their pension fund?

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Can my cousin, who has a Letter of Authority, sell my late grandmother's house?

If your cousin is the Representative in a Letter of Authority, she does not become the owner of the property.

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What costs are involved in inheriting my father’s house?

The executor, who is usually named in the will, is responsible for winding up the estate. Here are the costs involved in doing that.

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Can my half-brother’s GEPF share be given to me, since his whereabouts are unknown?

GEPF can't give you your half-brother's share. But you could contact them and explain the position you are in.

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My mother passed away 7 years ago while waiting for a house. What is going to happen to that house?

It depends on several factors.

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I received nothing from my late father's pension fund. What should I do?

Pension funds have different rules. Here's what you can do.

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My late father wrote an affidavit in 2011, leaving his house and everything in it to me. Is it still legally binding?

You may be able to use the affidavit, but there are steps you have to take

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I want to claim my late mother’s RDP house, but my uncle wants to take it. What must I do?

You need to find out if a title deed was issued for the house.

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My late mother was registered for an RDP house. Do her children have a claim to this house?

No, you can’t take up anyone’s place on the waiting list when they pass away

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Who inherits my deceased husband’s house when his mother was made the beneficiary at the municipal office?

You may need legal help. Here is why.

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