you don't have to.
protecting property interests
If you have an interest in a freehold or leasehold property – which belonged to or was lived in by a deceased person – then we can advise you whether you might be entitled to all, some or none of the proceeds of the sale. Your interest will be categorised into one of two areas, depending on your circumstances:
- The legal estate – which relates to the name on the title deeds
- The beneficial interest – which is the right to the sales proceeds
We can advise you on how you can acquire, or be entitled to, a beneficial interest – even if you do not own the legal estate. We can also provide guidance on how to protect a beneficial interest if you contributed to the purchase or improvement of the property – or if joint owners of the legal estate have contributed different amounts.
- Is there a downside to gifting your property to avoid paying care home fees in later life?
- What does joint tenants or tenants in common on death?
“Dagmara took all the stress and strain of sorting wills and probate at what was a difficult time. We couldn’t have done it without her. Excellent”. Clare Dragisic
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The Private Client Services Team
Dagmara Kulczykowska Partner
Private Client Services 01908 689341Dagmara is Head of the Department and has many years of experience in all aspects of private client work. Dagmara’s strengths are working with families on very sensitive and emotive matters, providing them with specialist legal advice. She ensures clients are supported but also advised clearly and comprehensively on the legal issue(s) at hand so that they can make an informed decision.
Amye Aris Solicitor
Private Client Services 01908 689317Amye is part of the Private Client Services Team and advises on all aspects of Private Client work in a range of matters relating to the administration of estates, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications. Amye also has residential property experience.
Karen Ward Senior Private Client Executive
Private Client Services 01908 689374Karen is a Senior Private Client Executive and Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals. Karen joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors in October 2018 having worked in the Private Client sector since 1997 for solicitors and banking institutions.