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When can a County Council get power of attorney over a care

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When can a County Council get power of attorney over a care home patient's finances? They have a charge on my mother's property where I live. Can the care home debts be paid only on the sale of the property?
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My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What makes you think they have applied for Power of attorney?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

They haven't applied for power of attorney and I have no further information.


Please answer the two questions with simple/general answers. That is all that I want.



1. The Local Authority will only apply if there is no one else able or willing to do so - or there is extreme conflict within the Family
2. Assuming that you were living in the property prior to the charge being placed on the property then they cannot force a sale and the costs can only be paid on the sale of the property - unless of course there are other assets that can be realised
Please ask if this is too general and does not cover what you need to know
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