How to Make a Lasting Power of Attorney
Unlike the old EPA, which was a
simple 4 page document, the new lasting power of attorney is much more complicated including two separate
sections and comprising around 28 pages.
As a result many solicitors are charging very high prices for LPAs with reports that some are charging upwards
Despite the fact that the new document is more complicated and certainly much longer it should not put you off.
It is still just as essential to make a lasting power of attorney!
It does not need to be expensive!
There are several ways you can make a lasting power and these are outlined below:-
- Use a solicitor. This can be very expensive and in the vast majority of cases is no
necessary. You only need to use a solicitor if your affairs are very complicated.
- Make an LPA Online - Recommended. This is probably the easiest and quickest way to make an
LPA. Online services will be suitable for 95% of people unless your affairs are very complicated. A decent
online provider will have simple to use software and generally charge around £30. For more information see our
LPA Online page or our Resources
- Use the service of a qualified will-writer. This is a decent option for the middle price
range. It will be cheaper than using a solicitor but more expensive than the online or DIY route.
- Use a DIY form. This is (probably) the cheapest way but one you should really avoid. DIY LPA forms cost
around £10 - £12 but it is very easy to make a mistake so you are far better off paying a little extra for an
online version. For further information see our DIY LPA page or our Resources