Enduring Power of Attorney

 

Enduring Power of Attorney

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) with Lasting Powers of Attorney from 1 October 2007. From that date it is no longer possible to create a new EPA.

Existing but un-registered EPAs can continue to be registered after 1 October 2007.

Also registered EPAs written before that date continue to be valid. You do not need to replace them with LPAs although it may be beneficial to do so.