Not to be confused with a Lasting Power of Attorney, a General Power of Attorney is a more temporary measure to enable someone to look after your Property and Finances whilst you still have mental capacity.

Typical use would be empowering someone to deal with your affairs if you were to take an extended holiday or a long stay in hospital.

This document does not need to be registered with The Office of the Public Guardian.

It does not continue in the event that you lose your mental capacity, and cannot be used for your Health and Welfare.

 

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