How to resolve disputes over inherited property

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Following the often upsetting and emotional passing of a family member, inherited property disputes are the last thing you want to worry about.

Fortunately, the expert team of solicitors at Freeman Jones Solicitors can help you to understand and navigate a wide range of legal disputes that can arise from inheriting property.

Regardless of whether you’re anticipating an inherited property dispute or are in the midst of a disagreement, we can help you to find a quick and amicable resolution.

Common causes of inherited property disputes

Concerned about disputes over inherited property arising following the death of a loved one? Understanding some of the most common causes of inherited property disputes can help you to avoid disagreements and confrontation further down the line.

Inherited property disputes in the UK can often be in relation to:

  • The deceased not leaving a will (dying intestate)
  • Family members being left out of the will
  • Changes in family dynamics (estranged relatives)
  • Blended families and children from different relationships
  • Poorly drafted, invalid, and DIY wills
  • Disagreements over the sale of the any property inherited in wills

How to deal with inheritance disputes over property

When trying to resolve inherited property disputes, it’s often best to explore alternative dispute resolution (ADR) before going to court which can be time-consuming, stressful, and expensive.

ADR methods, such as mediation and negotiation, can be effective ways of settling disputes when carried out by an impartial dispute resolution body.

At Freeman Jones Solicitors, we attempt to resolve inherited property disputes with the utmost sensitivity and privacy, so we’ll always explore ADR avenues like mediation and negotiation before suggesting court proceedings.

Such disputes rarely escalate to court as this action can increase both costs and confrontation, leading to the breakdown of family relationships.

Resolve inheritance disputes with Freeman Jones Solicitors

If you’re currently struggling to navigate inheritance disputes, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the experienced team of solicitors at Freeman Jones Solicitors.

Thanks to an extensive knowledge of inheritance laws in the UK, we can help you to resolve a wide range of inherited property disputes – including disagreements related to inherited property split between siblings.

Legal experts in more than just property inheritance, we can provide support with all kinds of inheritance disputes including questions about will validity and concerns regarding the proper execution of the deceased’s wishes.

Regardless of whether you believe you’re entitled to a more significant share of the deceased’s estate or simply want to learn more about how inheriting property from parents in the UK works, please feel free to contact our professional team today.

To schedule your free, 20-minute, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team, simply give us a call on 01244 506 444.

We also welcome enquiries sent in via email to as well as queries submitted using our convenient online contact form.

Alternatively, you can always pay our friendly team an in-person visit as we’ve opened Freeman Jones Solicitors offices across the UK including locations like Chester, Liverpool, Warrington, and Wrexham.

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Author Colin Freeman View Profile
Colin qualified as a solicitor in 1998. He specialises predominantly in family law, litigation / dispute resolution, wills, probate and settlement agreements and has notable cases reported in the Court of Appeal and High Court.
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