Lasting power of attorney for just £120

Easily complete your lasting power of attorney online. We take you through it step by step and for less than 50% of the average UK provider.

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Why is a lasting power of attorney important?

If you have an accident or illness, like dementia, you might need other people to help make decisions on your behalf. A lasting power of attorney protects you in advance by giving you a choice over who can make those decisions for you — so you have peace of mind that they’ll be by your side when you need it.

Lasting power of attorney forms made simple.

Being prepared can be time-consuming and expensive.

Not with us, our online lasting power of attorney is simple, quick and easy to use.

How does it work?

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Start with our easy-to-use system

We'll explain everything you need and you can fill it in at your own pace.

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Submit your information

We'll be in touch if we need anything more from you.

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Your documents delivered

We send you everything within 7 working days and give guidance on how to register your documents.

You'll save over 50% on the average price

Guardian Angel

£120 for both documents

  • Finance and property lasting power of attorney
  • Health and welfare lasting power of attorney
  • Government registration fee

Average UK Price

£378 per document

  • Finance and property lasting power of attorney
  • Health and welfare lasting power of attorney
  • Government registration fee

FAQs on Lasting Power of Attorney

What is a lasting power of attorney?

Appointing a Lasting Power of Attorney means that someone you trust can make certain decisions for you if you’re not able to, for example if you become unwell, or have an accident or if you lose mental capacity.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

  • The Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney appoints one or more persons to make decisions on your everyday healthcare and medical treatments.
  • The Finance and Property Lasting Power of Attorney gives someone the ability to help manage your finances.

Don’t worry, this isn’t an automatic blank cheque to take control of everything right here right now.

You can decide in your Finance and Property Lasting Power of Attorney whether the person/people you appoint can act under it on your behalf as soon as it is registered, or only when you lose mental capacity. The Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney can only be used once you have lost mental capacity.

What is mental capacity?

Mental capacity is defined in the Mental Capacity Act 2005. But in a nutshell it’s whether you’re able to understand the following when you’re making a decision:

  • The decision you need to make
  • Why you need to make it
  • Any relevant information that helps inform the decision
  • The consequences of your decisions
  • And that you’re able to communicate the above (whether that’s through speech, signs or another way).

In order to give a Lasting Power of Attorney you need to have mental capacity.

How much does a lasting power of attorney cost?

The costs for a lasting power of attorney vary depending on how you get the documents sorted. You can save over 50% on the UK average when you purchase an LPA through Guardian Angel.

Registration fee with the office of the public guardian:

When you’ve completed your lasting power of attorney you have to register it with the Office of the Public Guardian. This can take 8 to 10 weeks, as long as there are no mistakes.

It costs £82 to register each LPA with the government. Both documents will cost £164 in total. You may be exempt from this fee and can apply for a reduction if so.

Do I need a solicitor?

No, you don't need a solicitor to set up your lasting power of attorney. Many people can do it themselves if they are legally and financially literate.

Our service helps you by breaking down complicated jargon and helping you understand the documents, so you can complete it in your own time.

When should I make an LPA?

We believe that everyone needs a lasting power of attorney. It’s impossible to know when you might need it but it’s essential to have if you were to lose mental capacity. It can be more important the older you are as illnesses such as dementia become a higher risk.

Who can make an LPA?

The person making an LPA is called a donor. You must have mental capacity to make a Lasting Power of Attorney.

What happens if I don't make an LPA?

Best case scenario - you never need it, and you think - ‘What was all the fuss about’.

Worst case scenario something happens that means you’re not able to make important decisions including about your health and wellbeing or your finances. In order for someone you love to make sure your wishes are met they’d need to:

  • Apply to the Court of Protection
  • The court would appoint a deputy to make choices on your behalf
  • This costs £1,000, sometimes more
  • It takes an average of 5 to 8 months for a deputy to be appointed, and can take even longer.

We’re not here to scare you. That’s no fun for anyone, but given that writing your LPA today only takes 15 minutes, it really is worth it.

Do I also need a will?

It makes sense to complete your will and lasting power of attorney together. Both these documents will give you peace of mind that you are prepared in case anything happens to you.

Can a Lasting Power of Attorney be done online?

Traditionally making a Lasting Power of Attorney has meant spades of paperwork to wrap your head around. That’s where we come in. Our online form makes it easier. Fill in the form online, our expert team will collate it into the documents for you, making sure that everything is present and correct before sending a hard copy of it to you.

In order to make it legal there are two other steps: You and your attorney(s) have to sign it with a witness. The forms then need to be sent off to the office of the public guardian to be registered.

Does lasting power of attorney cease on death

Yes, is one of the events that terminate an LPA

How long does it take to create a Lasting Power of Attorney?

With our easy to use online forms the application itself saves you acres of time, taking an average of 15 minutes.

The registration process with the government takes 20 weeks, providing there are no errors. It’s not speedy, so all the more reason to get it sorted sooner rather than later, especially with the support of our team who are on hand to make sure everything is as it should be.

How long does power of attorney last

A Lasting Power of Attorney, it will last indefinitely unless revoked by the donor, the attorney, the Court of Protection or until the donor dies.

How to activate a lasting power of attorney

In order to start acting under an LPA, once the donor has made their lasting power of attorney (LPA), they need to register it with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)

Once registered, the rules on when you can start activating a lasting power of attorney vary depending on what type of LPA it is.

If it’s a health and welfare LPA, you can only activate it if the donor has lost mental capacity and can’t make their own decisions. If it’s a property and financial LPA, you may be able to activate it as soon as it’s registered If the donor chose this option on the LPA. If not, then again it you can only use it if the donor is unable to make decisions on their own.

What does a lasting power of attorney allow you to do?

Appointing a Lasting Power of Attorney means that someone you trust can make certain decisions for you if you’re not able to, for example if you become unwell, or have an accident or if you lose mental capacity.

If you are the Lasting Power of Attorney to someone else it means that you’re able to make certain decisions on their behalf when they’re no longer able to.

What is the difference between our online Lasting Power of Attorney and the government one?

The only real difference is the time it takes to fill it in.

Both are legal once registered with the office of the public guardian, and will ultimately be signed by you, your attorney(s), your certificate provider and a witness before being sent off.

Our online forms just help take the headache out of the process, with easier step-by-step instructions, without the confusing jargon and on-hand expert support, whenever you need it. Our average customer finishes these forms in just 15 minutes. Why not save yourself the time and stress too?

What is the purpose of a lasting power of attorney

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a document that allows to appoint someone you trust, as your attorney, which gives them the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf if you lose the mental capacity to do so in the future, or if you no longer want to make decisions for yourself.

Who needs a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is useful in a whole range of situations, for example if you had an accident, lost mental capacity, or became seriously unwell and unable to make day-to-day decisions about your health, welfare or financial situation. Lots of these situations can come out of nowhere, without much warning.

Which is why anyone above the age of 21 should consider having a Lasting Power of Attorney, so you’re prepared for whatever life throws your way.

The only people who can’t create a Lasting Power of Attorney are people who don’t have mental capacity, or people acting on their behalf.

It’s never too late to get started.

With Guardian Angel, write your lasting power of attorney with confidence. We make it simple and easy for you.