Red refund signYou can get part of your application fee back if you applied to register a power attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.

This applies to lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA).

You can only claim a refund if you made the power of attorney in England or Wales.

Who can claim a refund

You can make a claim if you’re:

  • the ‘donor’ – the person who made the power of attorney
  • an ‘attorney’ – appointed by the donor in an LPA or EPA

The refund must be paid to the donor.

You only need to make one claim per donor, even if you made more than one power of attorney.

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Do you need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

There aDo You Need a Lasting Power of Attorney ¦ Nurse helping elderly ladyre 2.5m Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) agreements in place in England and Wales. Last year, the number of LPAs granted increased by 15% to more than 600,000.

As life expectancy rises, so too will the number of people expected to need to grant a third party power over their affairs.

The government has been promoting LPAs and in April 2017 reduced the application fee from £110 to £82.

What do LPAs do?

LPAs grant an individual legal authority to represent or act on another’s behalf in the case of loss of mental capacity, and must be set up before that occurs. Once you have lost capacity it is too late and only a Court of Protection Deputyship is possible.

Deciding to take out an LPA is a very important decision. So it’s important to know that there’s plenty of help and guidance available, from how to choose someone you trust (the most important step), to setting out how you want your affairs to be taken care of.

How can we help?

Wheelers Solicitors in Newport, Isle of Wight, can fully support you in all stages of creating and registering a Lasting Power of Attorney and will take the time to fully explain the process to you.

Please call us on (01983) 533938 for an information pack and details of our fees. Or arrange a free interview to discuss your needs.

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Our practice was established on the Isle of Wight in 2002 and provides private individuals and companies with a range of legal services including Residential Conveyancing, Commercial Conveyancing, Re-mortgages, Transfers subject to mortgage, Wills, Inheritance Tax advice, Probate and Estate Administration and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Paul Wheeler qualified as a solicitor in 1977. He has over thirty years experience in all types of property matters, probate and estate administration, Will preparation, powers of attorney and asset preservation.

We are flexible in arranging Home Appointments and at Evenings and Weekends where it is not possible for you to visit our office or manage usual office hours.

For further information or to make an appointment to discuss your requirements please telephone us on 01983 533938