22 Jan 2008

Important information to help ensure that your Lasting Power of Attorney is not rejected when you or your Attorney applies to register it.

When making a Lasting Power of Attorney it is important that you complete all the required parts of the form and signatures are in the right place or it may be rejected when the time comes to register it.

If your forms are not fully completed and we have to return them we may charge you another fee.

To help you avoid making a mistake on your form we have compiled a list of the most common mistakes that lead to applications being rejected:-

1. Has the Certificate Provider confirmed they:

  • are acting independently - Check page 15
  • are aged 18 or over - Check page 15
  • have completed the section 'I confirm and understand' - Check page 16

2. Have all the boxes in each attorney's statement been completed?

  • Check Part C - pages 21 to 24

3. A Donor cannot choose an attorney(s) or replacement attorney(s) as a person they wish to be notified when an application is made to register their LPA.

  • Check Part B - pages 15 and 18

4. If the Donor is unable to find a person who they wish to be notified when an application is made to register their LPA then two Certificate Provider Statements will be required. These statements must be completed by separate individuals who are 18 or over and acting independently.

  • Check Part B - pages 15 and 18

If you are not sure if a box needs to be completed do not leave it blank, read all the guidance provided with the form.

Please note: The OPG provides advice about OPG processes only, and cannot provide legal advice or services to any party. The OPG recommends that you seek independent legal advice where appropriate.

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