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If you have an Enduring Power of Attorney, well done you have been prepared for a while. However, this may not be sufficient anymore and you should reconsider what you might need. For more information get in touch with our team on 0330 912 8338.

Although Enduring Powers of Attorney have now been replaced by new legal documents called Lasting Powers of Attorney, they still work if you have one. However, you should consider re-evaluating your situation.

Enduring Powers of Attorney don’t cover issues of health and welfare, so you should think about setting up a Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney alongside your Enduring Power of Attorney to cover all bases. For more advice or information get in touch with our team today on 0330 912 8338.

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What Enduring Powers of Attorney Related Services do we provide?

Our team of experienced Powers of Attorney have full understanding of Enduring Powers of Attorney, how they can be used and the available alternatives that may now suit you better. We can help with:

  • Advice on what Enduring Powers of Attorney are, when they can be used, how and by whom;
  • Checking and advising on whether an existing Power of Attorney is valid;
  • Cancelling existing Enduring Powers of Attorney in favour of Lasting Powers of Attorney for property and financial purposes;
  • Applications to register an Enduring Powers of Attorney including advice on whom should be notified, which forms and fees need to be sent off.

For more information about the Enduring Powers of Attorney services we provide give us a call on 0330 912 8338.

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Enduring Powers of Attorney FAQs

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?

Rather like an LPA for property and finances, an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a document appointing an ‘attorney’ giving them authority to manage the property and financial affairs of the person who created the EPA (the ‘donor’). EPAs do not cater for health/welfare.

In the case of an EPA, if the donor becomes unable to make decisions relating to their finances/property, the EPA must be registered at: https://www.gov.uk/enduring-power-attorney-duties/register-an-enduring-power-of-attorney before it can be used (or, if the EPA is already in use, it must be registered after the donor becomes mentally incapable, before it can continue to be used).

Are EPAs still valid?

Yes. Whether it is registered or unregistered, if the EPA was made before October 2007, an EPA is still valid to use.

Do I need to register an EPA?

An attorney must register an EPA if the donor loses capacity.

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