If you are unable to manage your own affairs, an LPA (Lasting Power of Attorney) appoints someone of your choice to do it for you.
There are two types of LPA:
Health conditions such as Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or a stroke can cause making decisions to become virtually impossible.
If you lose mental capacity without an LPA, it can cost your family time and thousands of pounds to be given permission to handle your affairs.
Without an LPA, any joint bank accounts you hold with your partner could become severely restricted.
This can be devastating, especially if the joint owner has their income or pension paid into this account, or they use it to pay critical bills such as a mortgage or utility costs.
A personal and professional Lasting Power of Attorney writing service, either an Online self service or through our trained consultants over the phone.
We can guide you through the whole process from taking instructions for your documents right through to signing and storing the final document.
When you’ve made your lasting power of attorney (LPA), you need to register it with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).
You can apply to register your LPA yourself if you’re able to make your own decisions. Your attorney can also register it for you. You’ll be told if they do and you can object to the registration.
It takes between 8 and 10 weeks to register an LPA if there are no mistakes in the application.
It costs £82 to register each LPA unless you get a reduction or exemption. This means it costs £164 to register both a property and financial affairs LPA and a health and welfare LPA.