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What if I was promised something which isn’t contained in the Will?

If the testator promised you something during their lifetime which they said that you would inherit on their death, but then this was not provided for in their Will, you may be able to bring a claim known in legal terms as either proprietary estoppel or promissory estoppel.

You must be able to show that the testator made you a promise during their lifetime, that you relied on that particular promise and the reliance that you placed on the promise was to your detriment.   You can find more details above in the FAQ – How long do I have to contest the validity of a Will?