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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.

Call today on 0345 604 4895 to speak to one of the team – or fill out our online form and we’ll call you back.

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