QUENTIN HIX LEGAL - Enduring Power of Attorney - Property
About this document
Your EPA for Property authorises the attorney(s) that you (the donor) have appointed to make decisions on your behalf in regard to all your property this includes bank accounts, investments and so on. For an EPA for Property you can appoint more than one person and you need to decide if you want them to act jointly or separately.
If they act jointly, they must take decisions together and anything requiring a signature will require all of their signatures
If you allow your attorneys to act separately – also known as “severally” – means that each attorney could act independent of the other attorney
What you need to know before you start the interview
Choosing you Attorney
Think carefully about who you want to choose as your attorney, as the role can be misunderstood or abused. The ideal attorney is someone you really trust, someone who will keep your best interests at heart and who cannot benefit financially from the decisions they may have to make.
You need to choose someone you trust to be your attorney as they’ll have the power to
Your Attorney must be
This interview will take you approximately 15-40 minutes to complete depending on how complex your wishes are.
Document Type & Length
Word document. The document consists of multiple parts. You do not need to print this document as a copy will be sent to the Quentin Hix Legal Team.
Your EPA must be signed and witnessed in the presence of a lawyer, legal executive or authorised officer or employee, who will complete the Certificate of Witness declaration (Form 5)
One of our Quentin Hix Legal Team must explain the effects and implications of your EPA and answer any questions you may have, this is included in initial cost of the interview.
The signature of each attorney (and successor attorney) you appoint needs to be witnessed by someone other than you or your witness. The witness must be an adult and should not be a relative of the attorney or of the attorney’s spouse or partner or live at the same address as the attorney.
We will telephone you to arrange an appointment either at our office or alternatively we can visit you to make sure that your EPA documents reflects your wishes. Alternately you can phone us (03) 687 9010
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