Hi,I’m looking for advice regarding a new development I purchased.I purchased this property in…

Hi,

I’m looking for advice regarding a new development I purchased.

I purchased this property in November last year, at that time construction was completed. I started my bond application process in December and was approved in January.

Since then, now 2.5 months later I’m having to go back and forth with the bond attorneys as my bond is still not registered. I’m now forced to pay occupational rent.

Since I moved into the place I’ve noticed water marks on the walls, cracks around the windows, broken tiles, uneven tiling and many others.

In order for them to fix those snags I’m forced to take days off work as they will not fix them at my convenience.

Are these things common? Is there any legal stand for me to charge them my lost revenue to take time off to fix far more than cosmetic snags?

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Hi,My mother jointly bought a house with her husband of 4 years, where he promised to pay her back h…

Hi,

My mother jointly bought a house with her husband of 4 years, where he promised to pay her back his share as he was waiting on some money. They were married in A.N.C. She paid her half upfront and then, s a etmporary measure, she used her access bond on our primary home to settle the rest, keeping in mind he would pay her at some point. He didnt, she passed away, leaving us, her heirs, with debt on our primary home. We thus had to settle to avoid the bank foreclosing on our family home.

He took the keys for the secondary house and has been living there since her death, also renting out the majority of the house, of which we have proof. The estate is now ready to be closed, but for that to happen he has to provide the deed and sign some document with the executor. He is refusing, has made various threats. He also says he wats to buy us out but also has claims for renovations he made while living there.

My questions:

We inherited half and paid for the rest. Can we claim this?

At the worst, we should have a claim for half of the outstanding debt that we settled, but we would need forensic accounting to show that debt in primary bond was due to purchase of secondary home?

Can we claim for half of rental income he was receiving over course of 6 years?

We have spnet too much on the house and so will not agree to him buying us out. What are the alternaives?

How can we force his hand to bring the deed and sign papers for transfer so that the estate closure is not being delayed?

If i take half of debt we paid and consider prime interest rate, plus half of rental income he received, this equally half the current value of the house. Could we justify that he must give us the half of the property he owns in lieu of this amount?

He is extremely litigous, unscrupulous and irrational. We are in need of a failsafe plan as we have already spent too much on legal fees over the years with no results.

Best,

Nicole

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Good day,I hope this email finds you well.My question relates to my mother’s deceased estate. …

Good day,

I hope this email finds you well.

My question relates to my mother’s deceased estate. There was an executor appointment by my sister without myself as well as my Father knowledge and she falsified my dad signature, that is, in the executor’s nomination form the signature is false. We are currently in the process of selling the property and this was brought to our attention and we will like to know what steps should we take to rectify the situation.

Kind regards 

Bernardeth

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Good morning, a quick bit of advise please….. I was forced, under great duress, to cut down a magn…

Good morning, a quick bit of advise please….. I was forced, under great duress, to cut down a magnificent tree i have nurtured for the past 30 years as the property next door was subdevided into 6 small portions. Their electric fence was damaged in the process. My question is can I claim for reperation for my loss of the tree as I now need to replace it with another and is the slight damage to the electric fence not covered by his homeowners insurance ?

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My landlord recently gave me this new written contract, although we had a verbal one, about two year…

My landlord recently gave me this new written contract, although we had a verbal one, about two years ago. Due to several issues, i need to reject his contract. Is the below text appropriate?

After seeking consultation and carefully reviewing the new proposed contract, unfortunately, I regret to inform you that I cannot accept your contract. It is not a reasonable and acceptable offer. I would have gladly paid the amount you are proposing had I been staying in the room you removed me from (which was relatively big, with an air conditioner, without sharing the bathroom). I also disagree with your proposed 10 % annual rent increment. I would like to know what you are basing that on.

To this date, you failed to install a proper laundry line since I moved in two years ago. The room which I am residing in does not have proper ventilation (no air vents/air conditioning). I must improvise all the time. I approached you several times, bringing to your attention the current state of the room. After meeting with you recently, we agreed you would repair the windows on Saturday the 9th of February. However, on the day, I kept waiting for the so-called repairman to fix the windows. You offered no explanation as to why the windows were unfixed as per agreement. Once more, I still wait for you to install a bathroom for myself as per agreement.

I would also want to advise you I have a right to visitors. I don’t have to seek your permission, each time, my girlfriend wants to visit me; nor do I have to pay add-on fees (+/-R300 per day) if she decides to sleep over. In the time being, I am sticking to our verbal agreement. Until the aforementioned issues (and others) are addressed, I would be willing to negotiate a new contract. Hopefully, we will be able to work cooperatively in the foreseeable future.

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