Cancelling A Lasting Power Of Attorney

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You may have made a Lasting Power of Attorney and decided that it is no longer needed. You can cancel a Lasting Power of Attorney and this page sets out what you need to do.

If you’re thinking about making a Power of Attorney, contact us via telephone on Corby 01536 276300 or Kettering 01536 311690 or use our online contact form.

Cancelling A Lasting Power Of Attorney

You as the Donor have the right to cancel your Power of Attorney at any time so long as you still have sufficient mental capacity to do so.

To revoke a Power of Attorney you must complete and sign a formal document called a ‘Deed of Revocation’.  You need to advise your Attorneys and complete a Deed of Revocation form.  Once you have completed and signed/witnessed the form you then send copies to your Attorneys.

If you cancel your Enduring Power of Attorney then you may wish to consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney.

Automatic Ending Of A Lasting Power Of Attorney

An Lasting Power of Attorney will end automatically if any of the following circumstances apply (assuming there are no other or replacement Attorneys) available:

1. You or the Attorney die

2. You or the Attorney become bankrupt (only applies to a Property and Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney)

3. A marriage between you and the Attorney is dissolved or annulled.

4.Your Attorneys lack the mental capacity to make decisions

5. The Lasting Power of Attorney is disclaimed or rejected by the Attorney.

If the Donor dies, their Power of Attorney automatically comes to an end. If an Enduring Power of Attorney or a Lasting Power of Attorney has been made and registered then the Attorney should send the original Enduring Power of Attorney or Lasting Power of Attorney and the death certificate to the Office for the Public Guardian as soon as possible.

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Hello, my name is Adrian Chambers and I am a solicitor who specialises in creating and advising on Powers of Attorney.

I can offer a low cost legal service and aim to sort everything all out for you quickly and easily. Property and Affairs Power of Attorney is the most common one used and it gives you peace of mind should you ever need someone else to look after your affairs.

If you’re thinking about making a Power of Attorney, contact us via telephone on Corby 01536 276300 or use our online contact form.

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