Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
Before 1 October 2007 it was possible to make an Enduring Power of Attorney when you wished to appoint someone to manage your property or financial affairs.
An Enduring Power of Attorney can be used by the appointed Attorney(s) only when mental capacity is lost. The person(s) you have appointed can only manage your property and financial affairs where the Enduring Power of Attorney has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.
It is no longer possible to make a new Enduring Power of Attorney because from 1 October 2007 they were replaced by Lasting Powers of Attorney. If you think that you might in the future, lose your mental capacity and wish to appoint someone to look after your financial affairs and/or health and care, a Lasting Power of Attorney should be used.
Where an Enduring Power of Attorney was made before 1 October 2007, it can still be registered and, if it is already registered, it will still be valid.
Please do however note that even if you already have an Enduring Power of Attorney, it can only be used to look after someone’s property and financial affairs, not their personal care. If you want to appoint someone to look after your personal care you may be able to make a health and care Lasting Power of Attorney.
At Eric Robinson Solicitors our expert team of lawyers can:
- Advise you in respect of all aspects of Enduring Powers of Attorney including when they may be used and whether they are valid.
- Deal on your behalf with the registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney at the Office of the Public Guardian.
- Assist you with the process of advising the maker of the Enduring Power of Attorney, family members and other appointed Attorneys of an application to register at the Office of the Public Guardian.
- Where your primary aim is to appoint someone to manage your health and welfare we can prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney
What will be the cost of registering an existing Enduring Power of Attorney?
Our Fixed fees:
|General Power of Attorney||£250.00||£50.00||£300.00|
|Registration of existing Enduring Power of Attorney||£495.00||£99.00||£594.00|
|Registration of existing unregistered LPA||£395.00||£79.00||£474.00|
|Office of the Public Guardian Fee on registration (price per document, unless eligible for fee remission or exemption)||£82.00||N/A||£82.00|
|Certification (price per document drafted by Eric Robinson Solicitors)||£25.00||£5.00||£30.00|
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