In order to be eligible for the housing program, you must be the sole owner of the land where the house will be built. If you do not own the land outright, you will need to get the other members of your family to sign over a portion of the land to you in your name only.
This is because the housing program is providing the funds to you, the homeowner, to improve your home. If you do not own the land outright, the other members of your family could potentially claim ownership of the improvements that are made to the land.
I own an allotment of land along with other members of my family, can I apply?
Yes, but your application would not be able to be funded until you can get the other members of your family to sign over a portion of the land (where the house would be built) in your name only.
What happens if my spouse dies and my in-laws no longer wants me living on his/her land in my house?
This has no easy answer, which is why we strongly recommend getting the family member(s) to sign over that specific portion of their land to you, solely in your name. Instances where it is a sublease between family members you may want to obtain legal advice beforehand, otherwise your family may ultimately end up incurring the cost to remove the house, transport it, and replace it somewhere else
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