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Hello, i have power of Attoney for my Mum who has Denture.

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Hello, i have power of Attoney for my Mum who has Denture. My vehicle that i use for her beyond economical repair. Would i be allowed under POA to source another vehicle?.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

What does the power of attorney entitle you to do?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

A have 2 powers of attoney ,one for property and financial affairs. The other for decisions on health and wealfare. I also am her only child. My wife is joint POA also and we have the power to act independently of one another .

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Thank you.
It seems that you hold Lasting Powers of Attorney which need to be registered before you may use the power of attorney to source for another vehicle for her use.
See here for the registration process
https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney/register-a-lasting-power-of-attorney
Hope this helps
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thease powers of attorney are registered, with the correct goverment dept. As i did them online,i now have the fully stamped legal hard copy's.

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Excellent, yes you may source another vehicle for her use then from her funds.
All the best
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Would it be prudent to register it in her name or can i put it in mine as power of attorney?.

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Your choice really unless the power of attorney has a specific restriction against registering any assets bought with her money in your name in which you should register it in her name.
As long as you do not abuse the LPA, you will be fine.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ok thanks,just dont like spending my mums money. Buts needs must as my cars engine has just exploded and beyond economical repair. No restrictions on the POA but will feel better if it goes in her name.

I thank you for putting my mind at rest.

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
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