Here are all the details on the donor making the application to appoint a Attorney under a Lasting Power
if however the person who would normally be making the appointment does not have the mental capacity to grant the power-of-attorney to someone else, then whoever wishes to look after that person’s affairs will have to make an application to court to become a deputy. Here are the details on that:
please note that the latter process is a lot longer than just applying for to appoint a Attorney under a Lasting Power. It could easily take six months.
Solicitors will charge about GBP500 for making the first Attorney -type application and about GBP1500 to appoint a deputy.
There is no legal aid.
This is very much a go yourself job, it’s just a case of going through the paperwork slowly and methodically.
Please note that in either case the person who is going to look after the affairs can be appointed to deal with finances only or health and welfare only or both.
Because the process of applying to become a Deputy can be somewhat protracted, you can make an emergency application to the Court of protection https://www.gov.uk/emergency-court-of-protection for specific issues to be dealt with
If there is an urgent or pressing issue, you can apply to the Court of Protection for a specific matter and that would include the sale of the house for example:
If there is some urgency with this, then you can make an emergency application to the Court of Protection for permission to do something immediately.
In respect of the funeral, there is enough mini in your father’s bank account, the bank will pay the funeral account directly if you present it to them with the death certificate. As your father and mother don’t seem to have passed away yet, there may be time to apply for Power of Attorney although it could easily take six weeks even if you got the application in now.
If you do need to make an emergency application for an interim order, here is what you need to know: https://www.gov.uk/emergency-court-of-protection
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