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Can a power of attorney gift them self a property, that

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can a power of attorney gift them self a property, that belongs to the person who they are power of attorney for
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 9 months ago.

It would be unwise for an attorney to do this. All power of attorney transactions have to be in the best interests of the person concerned. For an attorney to take their house for themselves, it would have to be proved that the person would have gifted the house to the attorney had he or she been able to make that decision for themself. That is unlikely in most cases. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.

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