Property Disputes

It’s often assumed that property disputes only occur when a deceased individual had an extensive and valuable estate to pass on. In reality, disputes have become increasingly common – even when there is little to no wealth at stake whatsoever.

Both for financial and sentimental reasons, property disputes in the wake of bereavement are surprisingly commonplace. Whichever side of the argument you find yourself on, we can provide the expert support and legal representation you need to bring the matter to a prompt and amicable resolution.

For more information or to discuss your requirements in more detail, contact a member of the team at Aristone Solicitors anytime.

Common Causes of Property Disputes

You are entitled to dispute the allocation of a deceased person’s estate and assets for any reason you feel is fair and justified. However, the most common causes of property disputes in the United Kingdom are as follows:

  • Failure of intentionality

This occurs where anyone with a connection the deceased individual believes that their will does not represent an accurate reflection of their intentions. Disputes regarding failure of intentionality often occur due to poor communication and/or aspects of a will that are open to interpretation.

  • Perceived inequity

Even when an individual is named in the will of a deceased person, they may not be allocated nearly as much as they feel they are entitled to. There will always be instances where beneficiaries believe they should have been left more, or that other beneficiaries in the will have been left too much.

  • Validity of the will

There are also various factors that can render a will (partially or completely) invalid. Examples of which include wills being drafted under duress, wills drafted on the basis of misleading information or will drafted when the signatory was not in sound mind at the time.

In each of the above instances, it may be possible to successfully contest the deceased party’s will to ensure fair distribution of their assets and estate. For more information or to discuss your requirements in more detail, contact Aristone Solicitors anytime.

Proactive Property Dispute Resolution

The key to successful property dispute resolution lies in taking action at the earliest possible stage. At Aristone Solicitors, we work hard to avoid court involvement becoming necessary. In doing so, we’re able to streamline and simplify all aspects of the property dispute resolution process, reducing costs and complexities for our clients.

Our proactive approach to property dispute resolution takes place as follows:

  1. Investigation. Our skilled solicitors will carefully consider all aspects of your dispute to determine whether or not you have a valid case.
  2. Mediation. All parties involved in the dispute will be invited to a neutral location for an informal discussion, in the presence of an impartial mediator.
  3. Courts. Only if the mediation process proves unsuccessful will the matter be brought before the courts. In which case, Aristone solicitors will provide the expert representation you need to ensure your case is successful.

We understand how daunting property disputes can be, when already dealing with a difficult time in life. For more information on our proactive property dispute resolution services or to discuss your requirements in more detail, contact a member of the team at Aristone Solicitors anytime.

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