Our lawyers can help you make a claim if you’ve lost out after relying on a promised inheritance that wasn’t included in someone’s Will.
Sometimes people make decisions based on what they expect to inherit. For example, you might turn down career opportunities to work on a family farm if your parents promised that you’d inherit it.
Proprietary Estoppel is a legal concept that can enforce a promise of property ownership if you have already made related decisions that have left you worse off. This is usually, but not always, in a financial sense.
You may be able to make a Proprietary Estoppel claim if, for example:
You spent time and money renovating a property that someone promised you would receive
You worked on a farm or in a business for a reduced wage because you were led to understand you would inherit all or part of it
You gave up work to care for someone who promised you a share of their property in return.
We have a significant amount of experience helping clients in this particular area of law and are skilled at getting the evidence you need to make a claim. We can also help you if you are defending a proprietary estoppel claim.
As part of one of the country’s leading Will, Trust & Estate Disputes team, we have experience with a wide range of property law issues, including rural estates, heritage properties, and investment portfolios. Whatever type of property you were promised, we can help.
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