Making sure your claims for land and property go smoothly
‘If you believe you have a claim to land or property, we can help you’
Sometimes a relative can leave a Will that doesn’t tally with what you think is fair. Perhaps you contributed towards a property but you’re not receiving a share of it. Or you may have been promised land or property but nothing about this appears in the Will. Whatever your situation, we can help you bring a claim to contest a Will.
Why you might want to challenge a Will or estate and claim for land or property
Losing a loved one is a very distressing time, but it can be even more upsetting if you feel their Will isn’t fair. Rest assured, we’re here to help. There are two main reasons why disputes might arise over land or property:
- You’ve been contributing to a property
You may have been making contributions towards buying a place, but the property was only registered in one person’s name. Although they are technically the legal owner, you may feel that this isn’t fair. If so, we can look at your situation and help you keep your fair share.
- You’ve been promised property or land
A loved one may have promised you some property or land, but after their death you’ve found that it won’t be passed on to you. Don’t worry, you still might be able to do something. The law might intervene on your behalf if it is just and fair to do so. If you were told that the property would be yours, you believed the promise and you acted on the promise putting you at a disadvantage in some way, then you may be able to challenge a Will or the estate. We can explain the law to you in more detail and guide you through the process.
“Amanda Noyce (Band 4) is head of the inheritance and trusts disputes group at Royds Withy King in Bath. An interviewee describes her as “very approachable and understanding,” adding: “I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. She is very thorough with her investigations and covers all angles.” Chambers 2017 UK-wide
“Royds Withy King ‘achieves good results for its clients time and time again’. Amanda Noyce ‘is unflappable’ in Court of Protection applications involving mental capacity issues, as well as Inheritance Act, tax and professional negligence matters.” Legal 500 2016 South West