Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA)

An EPOA is a legal document that:

  • Gives another person the legal authority to make financial and property decisions (but not personal, lifestyle or treatment decisions), on your behalf.
  • Is different to and entirely separate from a Will.
  • Can only be made if you have legal capacity to make it.

You can make an EPOA that is either:

  • Effective immediately, and continues to be effective during any period in which you do not have legal capacity (called an “Immediate Enduring Power of Attorney”), or
  • Effective only during any period when a declaration by the State Administrative Tribunal that you do not have legal capacity is in force (called a “Dormant Enduring Power of Attorney”).

In order for an attorney to deal with land transactions on your behalf, the EPOA must be registered with Landgate.

Contact our legal team today for a confidential discussion in regards to an Enduring Power of Attorney.