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A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows a person giving the power (‘the Donor’) to choose other people to make decisions…
Once an EPA is registered the attorney(s) have authority to act within the scope of the power…
This lets you delegate power to deal with jointly owned houses and flats and…
Anyone with capacity can grant a Power of Attorney. These can be general (i.e. to do anything which can legally be done by an attorney), or relate to a specific act (eg. to sell freehold property). A Power of Attorney is only valid while the Donor has the capacity to ratify the attorney’s actions unless it is made in the form of a Lasting Power of Attorney and registered with the Office of the Public Guardian. This new form of Power of Attorney was introduced in 2007 and replaced the former Enduring power of attorney (EPAs), although EPAs validly made before the law changed are still valid. EPAs only need to be registered if the Donor has since lost capacity.
Types of Powers of Attorney:-
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