Registering Lasting Power of Attorney

It is important to know that registering  Lasting Power of Attorney can not be registered and used immediately and the amount of time you might have to wait can change.

The current waiting time for registering Lasting Power of Attorney is 12 weeks.

The Office of the Public Guardian must check the application to make sure there are no mistakes when applying. This is a legal deed between the Donor & Attorneys chosen and must be correct.

The Office of the Public Guardian charges £110 for registering each Power of Attorney.

An attorney can only use a Lasting Power of Attorney once it has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian. A health and welfare Lasting Power of Attorney can only be used once the donor (the person needing help) is unable to make their own decisions.