Ordinary Power of Attorney Form

An Ordinary Power of Attorney (OPOA) is created for a limited period when the Donor is unable to act for some reason and wishes someone else to have the authority to act on his or her behalf. We offer two versions (see below). For use in UK: England & Wales.

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Further Information

An Ordinary Power of Attorney is created for a set period of time in cases where the Donor is going abroad or is unable to act for some other reason and wishes someone else to have the authority to act on his or her behalf. The Ordinary Power of Attorney will usually end either at a specified time or upon the request of the Donor at any time using a Deed of Revocation and will automatically be revoked if the Donor loses mental capacity. There is no requirement for an Ordinary Power of Attorney form to be registered.

An Ordinary Power of Attorney can be revoked using a Deed of Revocation. It is important to note that when using a Deed of Revocation it is necessary to inform the Attorney(s) of the revocation as the Attorney's authority does not cease until he or she receives notice of the revocation. A copy of the Deed of Revocation should be sent to each Attorney.

We offer two Ordinary Power of Attorneys: one that allows the appointed Attorneys to act on behalf of the Donor in nearly all the Donor's property and financial affairs and one that limits the powers to operating bank accounts (including signing cheques). Both Ordinary Power of Attorneys allow the Donor to appoint up to four Attorneys.

Ordinary Power of Attorney (General) Package: This Ordinary Power of Attorney gives the Attorney authority to take decisions and actions on behalf of the Donor, as if the Donor were taking them himself or herself, in relation to nearly all the Donor's property and financial affairs. This could include buying or selling property or shares, signing cheques etc. It does not enable the Attorney to exercise functions which the Donor has as a trustee or personal representative (i.e. where the Donor is the co-owner of land or the administrator of someone's estate). The package includes the Ordinary Power of Attorney itself, and a Deed of Revocation. For use in England & Wales.

Power of Attorney (Banks/Cheques) Package: If the Donor does not wish to give the Attorney a general power he or she can limit the Attorney's activities to specific areas of the Donor's property and financial affairs, such as operating bank/building society accounts or signing cheques. The package includes two Ordinary Power of Attorney Documents, (one for operating accounts and one for signing cheques) and a Deed of Revocation. For use in England & Wales.

Sample

You can view a sample online of a completed Ordinary Power of Attorney form by following these links: General or Bank Accounts.

These documents are available individually or as part of a Full Annual Subscription (£199) - giving you access to all Clickdocs documents, packages and forms for a single annual fee.

Scottish Version

If you are looking for a document similar to an Ordinary Power of Attorney for use in Scotland, follow this link: General Power of Attorney.

 
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