A Property and Financial Affairs LPA gives your chosen Attorney(s) authority to deal with your property and finances as you specify.
You can appoint your Attorney to manage your finances and property whilst you still have capacity. For example, if you were going abroad or into hospital, it could be convenient to allow your Attorney to carry out tasks such as paying your bills or collecting your benefits or other income.
Examples of things your Attorney can manage on your behalf are:
You may decide to give your Attorney the power to make decisions about any or all of your
property and finances, even selling your house. If you do not want to give such wide powers,
you may require your Attorney to act only in respect of certain tasks and/or only when you lack
A Property and Finance LPA can be used at any time, even if you have capacity, with your authority.
People regularly use Property and Finance LPAs in the following circumstances