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New rules: Fees paid to register Powers of Attorney between certain dates can be reclaimed

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  • Publish date: 01 May 2018
  • Archived on: 08 May 2019

Individuals, or their executors and administrators, who registered a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney between certain dates should consider applying for a fees rebate.

May 2018

This update was published in Legal Alert - May 2018

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Individuals who have made Lasting Powers of Attorney or Enduring Powers of Attorney in England and Wales, which were registered with the Office of the Public Guardian between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 can claim a refund of part of their fees.

Fees can also be reclaimed for repeat applications and remissions, whether or not the Power was registered.

Most claims can be made online, if the application is made by the donor of the Power, as well as by phone. If the donor has died, their executor (or administrator if they left no Will) can apply, but must correspond by email or post. Refunds range from £34 to £54, depending on when the Power was registered.

Check out the rules and procedures for making a claim on the government website.

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  • Individuals, or their executors and administrators, who registered a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney between the relevant dates should consider applying for a fees rebate.

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