How Do I Revoke A Power Of Attorney In The UK?
Posted on 25th March 2020
When you make a Lasting Power of Attorney, you generally make it on the presumption that it will be in place forever. Afterall, if not, you wouldn’t bother making one, would you?
However, in some cases, you may get to a stage where you are no longer happy with how your Attorneys are dealing with your affairs. They may not be acting in line with your directions (until such time as you losing your capacity, your Attorneys can only deal with your financial affairs in line with your instructions!), they may be doing things that you don’t want them to, or you simply may not trust them the same way you did when you made your LPA. Whatever the reason, there are steps you can take to revoke your previous wishes in England and Wales.
How do I revoke my Power of Attorney?
Well, there are a few steps you may wish to take. Our private client solicitors, dealing in Wills, and Lasting Powers of Attorney are well-versed on the issue. Initially, you can contact the Office of the Public Guardian to express your concerns over how your Attorneys are acting. If your Attorneys have the original documents, make sure you do this as soon as you can.
What will you do to revoke my LPA?
Our Solicitors in Lancaster or Preston can prepare a Deed of Revocation for your signature. In this document, you will specifically revoke your LPA, which will mean that your Attorneys no longer have authority to make decisions and act on your behalf.
Well, if you intend to make a new LPA, our team of Lancaster and Preston Solicitors would usually suggest ensuring that the new LPA is drafted, fully signed and registered prior to revocation of your old LPA, as otherwise there will be nothing in place for you at all.
However, if you would rather have nothing in place, rather than having your current Attorneys remain in place, then we can revoke the LPA before making the new one.
How much will it cost?
Well, it’s cheaper than you’d think. Our Preston and Lancaster Solicitors offer a fixed fee of £100.00* plus VAT to draft a Deed of Revocation.
There’s no registration fee to pay; we can just forward the Deed to the Office of the Public Guardian, and they can cancel your LPA.
To make a new LPA, and revoke the original LPA at the same time, our expert team charge just £200.00 plus VAT.*
*Prices correct at time of posting.
How soon can I get my LPA revoked?
Well, in line with current Government guidelines, we are currently working behind closed doors; however, we’re accepting new instructions to ensure that our local clients (both old and new alike) still have access to our excellent legal services.
We’ll hold the initial conversation with you over the ‘phone – just submit an enquiry online, here, and a member of the team will give you a call back within one working hour.
We’re here to get you sorted, now, not in the future.
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