As of the 1st April 2017 the fee charged by the Office for the Public Guardian for registration of a single Lasting Power of Attorney has gone down from £110 to £82.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a power introduced by the Mental Capacity Act and replaces Enduring Powers of Attorney. No new Enduring Power of Attorney can be made after the 1st October 2007, although pre-existing Enduring Powers of Attorney remain valid.
An LPA is a legal document which appoints one or more attorneys to act for you. There are two types – the Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs which can be used anytime once it is registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (the OPG) and the Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare which can only be used once mental capacity is lost and it has been registered with the OPG.
For more information please contact our probate department today.