Registering a Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney can't be registered and used immediately and the amount of time you might have to wait can change.
The current waiting time to register a Lasting Power of Attorney is 12 weeks.
The Office of the Public Guardian must check the application to make sure there are no problems. There is also a six-week period when people have a chance to object to the Lasting Power of Attorney.
The Office of the Public Guardian charges £130 to register each Power of Attorney.
An attorney can only use a Lasting Power of Attorney once it has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian. A health and welfare Lasting Power of Attorney can only be used once the donor (the person needing help) is unable to make their own decisions.
Purely Probate Solicitors Articles
- What is Probate?
- Why do you Need a Will?
- What to do When Someone Dies - top 10 tips
- Registering a Lasting Power of Attorney
- Duties of an Attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney
- Care home fees - using your Will to protect your money
- Beware of rogue will-writers
- What should I do with the dog?
- Reporting a death
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If you would like your Executors to use Purely Probate after you have died, please click here to download our instruction form. You can then print the instruction and leave it with your Will.