LPA Solicitors

How can you alter/change a Lasting Power of Attorney?

You can make changes to your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) after it has been registered, so long as you still have mental capacity to make decisions.????

To remove an attorney

You will need to send the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) a written statement called a ‘partial deed of revocation’.

If you want to add another attorney, you need to end your LPA and make a new one.

You can end your lasting power of attorney (LPA) yourself – if you have mental capacity to make that decision. To do this you need to send the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) both: the original LPA and a written statement called a ‘deed of revocation’

How can a Lasting Power come to an end?

You can cancel it

You can cancel an LPA if you’re the donor at any point, so long as you have mental capacity. If the LPA is registered, you will need to write a Deed of Revocation, which essentially revokes the original agreement. Like the original LPA, it will need to be signed, dated and witnessed, and then sent off to the Office of the Public Guardian. You should also alert all of your named attorneys that you are cancelling the LPA.

Other ways it can come to an end

– You die. Your affairs will be looked after by your executors or personal representatives from that point, not your attorney.
– An attorney dies
– Your attorney loses mental capacity
– An attorney in a Finance and Property LPA becomes bankrupt or subject to a Debt Relief Order

The LPA will continue if you have replacement attorneys or you have given the attorneys the power to act severally or jointly and severally.