Lasting Power of Attorney Fees Are Reduced
It is not often that something actually goes down in price, however that is what has happened to the fee payable for registering a Lasting Power of Attorney – an LPA.
An LPA gives relatives or carers the authority to handle property and financial affairs, and health and welfare issues on behalf of a loved one. Anyone with an ageing relative or one who due to illness mat lose their mental capacity would be wee advised to put an LPA in place.
There are 2 separate types of LPA; one which deals with financial matters and property and another which allows you to deal with health and welfare matters. In most cases it is sensible to put both in place.
It can be difficult to accept that a loved one may require such assistance in the future, however knowing that an LPA is in place can give everyone peace of mind and will certainly make things easier if the time comes when one is needed.
The procedure is relatively straight forward. Our private client department has the expertise to help. Solicitor Lynn Vowles can help you complete the necessary forms and provide expert advice – every step of the way. The good news is that the fees for registering LPAs with the Office of the Public Guardian have been reduced from £110.00 to £82.00.
Contact Lynn Vowles for more information on 01746 769700.