Hello Property Poser,
Two siblings inherit a property and there is usufruct on the property in favour of the stepmother.
One sibling relocated to the UK before the death of the owner.
The other sibling manages the property fulfilling all obligations as to maintenance, rates etc since usufructee has not the funds to do so.
Whilst usufructee still lives, she gives permission for the SA sibling to stay on the property. She(usufructee) also stays there for visits.
The usufructee passes away and the sibling remains on the property.
The UK sibling wants to sell and the SA sibling’s son makes an offer to purchase his half share.
However, the UK sibling, out of spite, choses to transfer his half share to a school friend.
The school friend misrepresents himself as the legal owner of the half share in the very first meeting with the SA sibling.
Only after the meeting he pays an outstanding rates amount.
Is it compulsory forthe SA sibling to enter into a contract with the school friend to pay rent, since she does not pay the rent – her daughter does?
Is the SA sibling’s right to privacy threatened? The SA sibling has been living permanently there for more than 16 years.
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