Most family homes end up being involved in family home disputes due to lack of planning and ownership from the deceased’s will. The disputes cause most families to develop hatred among one another and end up killing each other over the inherited property.
African families do not believe in leaving or writing a will and testimonies of the deceased instead when the homeowner passes on the living end up fighting over the house causing the family to grow apart. Every house owner has the write to put up a will for his or her belongings especially their important assets which is the house under a formal take over to the next person who benefits they feel will keep the family together and the assets in one piece.
A will does not need to be something drafted by a qualified lawyer, but a piece of paper made by the deceased and certified at the local police station is also regarded valid and none void. House owners only need to write down the detailed information of the property and gather one or two witnesses to sign the handwritten will to show that its valid and no fraud was committed.
The department of housing also introduces methods in which the house owner may use to write down whoever is to take over or expected to stay at the property once the owner dies. This process mainly consists of the children and spouse if one is married.
Those who afford to have a family lawyers may draft the letter and ask their lawyer to help assist with the formalisation of the will and testimony. The household will not only be written as to whom the house goes to but what does the owner want to happen to their assets inside the household such as furniture and more.