LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY
New forms for the creation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney were issued on the 1st July 2015. The new forms are for the most part a welcome development in simplifying the existing LPA forms. The introduction of the ability to register an LPA immediately but restrict its usage until the donor has lost mental capacity is a particularly useful option which should hopefully reduce the need for some of the more complex restrictions which have been necessary in many applications to date.
The existing LPA forms will continue to be valid for registration with the OPG provided they have been fully completed, signed and dated before 1 January 2016. Should you wish to explore making a Lasting Power of Attorney please contact us using our enquiry form or by calling 01708 727 269 and asking to speak to Ben Willans.