If different attorneys are appointed under each type of LPA, they may need to act together on some decisions. For example, the decision about where the donor lives should be taken by the attorneys under the personal welfare LPA. This may involve selling the donor’s property, which is a decision for the attorneys under the property and affairs LPA. An ordinary power of attorney allows someone to look after your financial affairs for a temporary period. In England and Wales, the registration fee is £82 for each LPA – so it costs £164 to register both an LPA for property and financial affairs and an LPA for health and welfare. A health and welfare attorney could make decisions about where you live, for example, or your day-to-day care and medical treatment.

It can also help you to know that you have chosen people you trust to make decisions for you when you need them to. Planning ahead can make things easier for your family and friends as well. Your attorney can also use it to make decisions with your permission if you still have mental capacity to make those decisions yourself . You may need to take legal advice if you are concerned about any confusion between your advance decision and your LPA.

You can find out the latest information about fees from the Ministry of Justice website at You can make a health and welfare LPA which deals with all aspects of your personal welfare, or only certain things. You can make a lasting power of attorney in case you lose your mental capacity.

End A Lasting Power Of Attorney

Alternatively, you could keep your EPA but make and register an LPA to deal with your personal welfare in case you lose your mental capacity. You must make an LPA whilst you’re still able to make decisions for yourself. You should choose the person who you want to look after your affairs very carefully. The person you choose to look after your affairs is called an attorney. See under heading General rules about power of attorney for more information about this. Having a PoA lets you plan what you want another person to do for you in the future, should you become incapable of making decisions about your own affairs.

  • Some people will be able to make decisions about some things but not others.
  • Someone who regularly collects benefit for someone else is often called an agent.
  • Before 1 October 2007, it was possible to make an enduring power of attorney to manage someone’s property or financial affairs.
  • The Court of Protection can appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf.

A power of attorney is a legal document that allows someone to make decisions for you, or act on your behalf, if you’re no longer able to or if you no longer want to make your own decisions. Power of Attorney is just one of the ways we may be able to help you if you’re worried about looking after your money now or in later life. If you already have a PoA document, or you’re an attorney looking for more information, we have a factsheet about registering a power of attorney which might answer many of your questions. Lasting powers of attorney can help to make things easier for you and the people you are close to as your dementia progresses.

Do I Need A Solicitor?

Attorneys appointed to act together – this means they must always act together. The advantage of this arrangement is that it makes it harder for an attorney to commit fraud or do something against the interests of the donor. The disadvantage, is that the whole power of attorney comes to an end if one attorney dies or becomes mentally incapable.

Yes, the OPG can cancel registration on factual grounds and the Court of Protection can terminate an LPA for other reasons . Alternatively, if the donor still has the capacity, they can revoke the LPA. They will be required to advise their attorney and the OPG of the revocation so that we can remove the LPA from the register. If necessary, you can apply to the Court of Protection for an emergency order, which can be made in as little for 24 hours.