Promises can often be made to close members of the family, or those in business relationships, relating to sharing ownership of a property.
These promises are rarely recorded in writing and can lead to disputes either during a person’s lifetime or after they have passed away.
Such promises might be made to encourage family members to offer care through old age or illness, or even to encourage investment in a business or property.
When promises of this type are given, particularly when they are to the cost of someone who has invested time or money on the basis of this promise, there can be great disappointment when this promise is not fulfilled.
When a property dispute is ongoing, it is important that legal advice is taken swiftly. By doing this the appropriate protection can be set up with the Land Registry to ensure the asset is not lost whilst the investigations are carried out.
GA Solicitors’ wills, inheritance and trusts disputes team will ensure you are well protected and guide you through the process of any property ownership dispute.
You can read our articles about proprietary estoppel here.