These are very useful documents that enable you to appoint someone who you know and trust to act on your behalf.
For example, if you are going to be out of the country for a period of time and you are selling a property in England, you can have an Ordinary Power of Attorney drawn up to enable someone to sign on your behalf in respect of the property sale.
Ordinary Powers of Attorney will cease if the person who made the power loses capacity.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
These are extremely important documents that enable you to appoint someone/some people to act on your behalf in the event you lose capacity in the future.
Further information on these documents can be found by clicking here. Our fees to prepare a single Lasting Power of Attorney start from £540 inclusive of VAT.
Enduring Powers of Attorney
These preceded Lasting Powers of Attorney and, whilst it is no longer possible to make these documents, many people still have valid Enduring Powers of Attorney in place which they appoint someone or some people to act in the event they were to lose capacity.
If someone has one of these documents in place and they are losing or have lost capacity then their attorneys are under a duty to register the document with the Office of the Public Guardian. We can assist with this if you wish and fees for doing so start from £540 inclusive of VAT.
If you have an Enduring Power of Attorney in place and want to change your attorneys, you will need to make a Lasting Power of Attorney and revoke your existing Enduring Power of Attorney.
Please contact us of you would like to make appointment to discuss these documents further or if you require any further information.