Lasting Power of Attorney ‐ FAQ
- How much does an LPA cost?
- How much does it cost to apply for a Deputyship Order?
- What happens if somebody I know cannot manage their affairs and does not have an LPA?
- When can I make a Lasting Power of Attorney?
How much does an LPA cost?
We charge a standard fee for the preparation of LPAs and would be happy to discuss these with you. There are additional costs if you require your LPA to be registered or for Fosters to act as your Certificate Provider.
How much does it cost to apply for a Deputyship Order?
The cost of instructing us to assist you in applying for a straightforward Deputyship Order is set by the Court of Protection and is currently £800 plus VAT. If the application becomes more complex, the costs will rise.
What happens if somebody I know cannot manage their affairs and does not have an LPA?
If somebody you know does not have an LPA and is unable to manage their own affairs, anybody can apply to become their Deputy by making an application to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order. We can assist you in making this application.
When can I make a Lasting Power of Attorney?
You can prepare an LPA at any time, provided you have the capacity to do so. Your Attorneys cannot act on your behalf unless your LPA has been registered at the Office of the Public Guardian. In some cases it is appropriate to apply to register your LPA straight away. We can advise you regarding this.