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[WATCH] How do I buy out my deceased father’s third in a joint bond?

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Q1

Hi, I need some advice please. My father and mother are joint owners on my bond, but they never contributed and were only added for affordability purposes. My father died without a will 7 years ago.

How do I remove him and my mom from my bond? – Olicia

Q2

My husband and I advised our previous landlord of our early cancellation (within 20 business days) in person and in writing as the area advertised was not Chelsea Village and was not safe due to a 24-hour gambling establishment as well as several vagrants/illegal immigrants banging on the door.

We forfeited the two months’ deposit which the landlord held.

We are now, three months after vacating the property, being threatened verbally and the landlord is now demanding the agent’s fee.

Please advise if this is legal. – Irene



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David A Steynberg, managing editor and director of HomeTimes, has more than 10 years of experience as both a journalist and editor, having headed up Business Day’s HomeFront supplement, SAPOA’s range of four printed titles, digimags Asset in Africa and the South African Planning Institute’s official title, Planning Africa, as well as B2B titles, Building Africa and Water, Sewage & Effluent magazines. He began his career at Farmer’s Weekly magazine before moving on to People Magazine where he was awarded two Excellence Awards for Best Real Life feature as well as Writer of the Year runner-up. He is also a past fellow of the International Women’s Media Foundation.

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