Important information regarding your power of attorney document
We will need to see a full copy of either the original power of attorney (POA) document or a copy which has been certified on each page.
If you (the donor) are mentally capable, you can certify the copy of the POA yourself or get it certified by a solicitor, a notary public, a member of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers or a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX). In addition to this, if it is a general POA, a stockbroker can certify the copy.
Alternatively, if the donor (you) is no longer mentally capable, the attorney/attorneys will need to get the POA certified by a solicitor, a notary public, a member of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers or a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX).
Restrictions and conditions
If your POA contains any restrictions and/or conditions, we may require additional information from you before the POA can be registered with us. For example, if a restriction requires medical confirmation of the donor's capacity, we may need to see evidence of this.
Identification and address verification
Please note that we will need to verify the identity and address details of each attorney wishing to be registered with us. We may be able to do this electronically, and each attorney should complete a POA authority form to be returned to us with the POA document. However, if we’re unable to verify any details electronically, we’ll contact you with a list of acceptable forms of ID and address verification.