Lasting Power of Attorney
Why do I need an LPA?
Lasting Powers of Attorney allow you to nominate someone you trust to make property and financial and/or health and welfare decisions on your behalf if necessary. This can be very helpful in protecting the fabric of the home – for example, once someone is no longer able or willing to make decisions or arrangements about property maintenance and repairs. It also gives reassurance that, if and when the time comes, your attorneys will make the right decisions for you – for example, medical care and treatments..
Types of LPA
There are two different types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) – a health and welfare LPA and a property and financial affairs LPA
A health and welfare LPA gives your attorney the power to make decisions about your daily routine (washing, dressing, eating), medical care, moving into a care home and life-sustaining medical treatment. It can only be used if you're unable to make your own decisions.
A Property and Financial Affairs LPA is a legal document which gives another person or persons (known as your 'attorneys') the authority to make decisions on your behalf, like buying or selling property, making investments, paying your mortgage and bills, and giving people access to financial information about you
What is an Enduring POA?
What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? An EPA is a legal authority granted to one or more people (attorneys) by a mentally capable person to act on their behalf in property and financial matters should they lose mental capacity