Proprietary estoppel

If you were promised by the deceased that you would receive something on their death and you do not you may have a claim of proprietary estoppel.

For a proprietary estoppel claim there must be:

  • A promise of property
  • A reasonable reliance on that promise by the intended recipient
  • A detriment to the intended recipient by that reliance

You would also need to show that for the person making the promise to go back on it would be unconscionable.

Such claims are complex and we are experienced in dealing with this specialised area of litigation. If you would like to discuss a possible claim then please do not hesitate to contact us or request a callback.