Lasting Power of Attorney cost.
Lasting Power of Attorney cost can vary from nothing to well over £1,500 for a single Lasting Power of Attorney (the latter only if you chose an expensive solicitor!)
You could download the Lasting Power of Attorney forms and the application pack (well over 100 pages) and do it yourself.
But the Office of the Public Guardian may make you pay the FULL Lasting Power of Attorney cost of registering again if you make the slightest error – e.g. for get to tick a box, or put Mr / Mrs / Miss etc. A massive extra on your Lasting Power of Attorney costs.
However, most people realise that they need professional advice in preparing their Lasting Power of Attorney – cost is relatively insignificant when compared to the cost of NOT having Lasting Power of Attorney when things go wrong. But folk want to pay a reasonable Lasting Power of Attorney cost. You will be pleased to hear that our fees for preparing and registering a Lasting Power of Attorney cost far less than many solicitors charge just for the registration application work. Though, to be fair, dealing with the Office of the Public Guardian isn’t easy – and if you’re paying a solicitor over £200 an hour…..
We can’t cut the Court fees though, sadly – but we can minimise them if you are entitled to discounts, which currently apply to anyone with an income under £12,000 a year. With many firms, the time taken to obtain a discount from the Office of the Public Guardian would be far outweighed by the cost of the extra time spent – it takes more than a few minutes to fill in two 12 page application forms to register one persons Lasting Powers of Attorney. Because we are specialists, we prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney all day and every day. Consequently it takes us far less time than a firm who might write one or two Lasting Powers of Attorney a month.
So get in touch and we’ll give you sound advice for your Lasting Power of Attorney: we will guide you through the process of making your Lasting Powers of Attorney at a cost you can afford.
Our process in preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney is very straightforward. We provide all the friendly support you need to make wise choices in what can be a complicated area if you don’t get good advice. The friendly side is important as an adviser who doesn’t take the trouble to understand you is unlikely to give best advice when it comes to making your Lasting Power of Attorney cost effective. Creating your Lasting Power of Attorney costs generally either £175 or £197 with us. We feel this is a modest price for the work and the advice you will receive. There are cheaper options elsewhere, but the cost of getting it wrong can be appalling in both personal and financial terms.
There is a further fee for preparing the registration paperwork and we do our best to save you as much as possible of the cost of Office of the Public Guardian application for registration fees. Where some firms charge £360 to deal with the Office of the Public Guardian registration paperwork! We charge just £65 for preparing, checking and submitting the registration paper work for either a Lasting Power of Attorney or an Enduring Power of Attorney and chasing the Office of the Public Guardian. (Where we have not created the Lasting Power of Attorney cost is £95 – provided the case is straight forward.) Value and advice.
Why not ask for our Free Guide to Lasting Powers of Attorney cost and Legal Planning – it is free and covers the major types of legal planning you should be considering as well as the Lasting Power of Attorney cost – just click the link to contact us.