Lasting Power of Attorney Certification

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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney Certificate Provider?

A Certificate Provider is an individual who can confirm both that the donor understands what they are doing when they sign the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), and can also confirm that the donor is not under undue pressure or fraud to induce them into making an LPA. 

Who Can Certify a Lasting Power of Attorney?

There are 2 categories of people that can certify a Lasting Power of Attorney:

 

1) Either a professional, such as a doctor or solicitor; or

2) Someone who has known the donor for at least 2 years on a familiar basis, such as a friend or neighbour (although please note that this cannot be a family member of the donor).

Does an Ordinary Power of Attorney Have to Be Certified?

No. The only type of Power of Attorney that needs to be certified by a Certificate Provider is a Lasting Power of Attorney.

How Can You Certify a Copy of Your Lasting Power of Attorney?

The donor named in a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can legally certify a copy of the LPA. Alternatively, a solicitor or a notary can certify a copy. 

How Much Does it Cost to Certify a Copy of a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Different legal professionals charge different amounts for certifying a copy of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). We advise that you consult at least two legal professionals before deciding who you choose to certify your copy. You can request a quote from us by entering your contact details here. 

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