Compatible region(s): England & Wales

Lasting power of attorney - Property and financial affairs

If some day you are no longer able to look after your own financial affairs, due to factors like illness, accident or the onset of dementia, a lasting power of attorney (LPA) will give that power to another person, called your 'attorney'. Once the power comes into effect, your attorney (or attorneys) will have the legal authority to act on your behalf in property and financial matters.

You will need to register your LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian, who will charge a fee for this. It is usually a good idea to do this straight away or soon after, and if you do then you will only need the first of the 2 documents in this pack: 'LP1F Lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs'. If however you want to delay registering it, you will also need to use the second document when you eventually want to register: 'LP1F Registration sections'.

In either case, you may also need form 'LP3 Notice of intention to register a lasting power of attorney', which is available separately.

These documents can only be used in England or Wales.

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Price: £59.00
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Price: £39.00
This product is supplied so that you can complete it yourself and has no legal support. Your document will instantly draft itself on screen for your particular circumstances as you answer the interactive questionnaire and follow the guidance notes.

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LP1F Lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs (Guidance Notes)
If some day you are no longer able to look after your own financial affairs, due to factors like illness, accident or the onset of dementia, this document will give that power to another person, called your 'attorney'. Once the power comes into effect, your attorney (or attorneys) will have the legal authority to act on your behalf in property and financial matters.

You will need to register this document with the Office of the Public Guardian, who will charge a fee for this.

This document can only be used in England or Wales.
LP1F Registration sections (Guidance Notes)
You only need to use this form if you have used our 'LP1F Lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs' (LPA) but did not want to register it straight away. In this case, sections 12-15 in your LPA will be blank. You can use this form to complete a fresh copy of those sections, and add them to your LPA in place of the blank sections. You can then send your LPA to the Office of the Public Guardian for registration (they will charge a fee for this). If your LPA already has sections 12-15 completed, you do not need to use this form.