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I have registered power of attorney LPA finance and health

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Hello, I have registered power of attorney LPA finance and health over my friend of many years, Christine.
She owns a flat which is currently rented, not her main abode.
This flat is bequeathed in her will to someone but we will need money to support Christine with her care. Can I sell this flat without informing the person who would inherit?
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: nothing so far
JA: Where is the flat located?
Customer: cornwall
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Hello, this is MarcInLaw and welcome to JustAnswer. I will be the lawyer working with you today and I will be happy to advise you to the extent possible on this platform. I will review your question and I will be back with my answer shortly. You will get notified when my answer is ready therefore there is no need to wait online.
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Thank you for your patience. Is Christina currently unable to make decisions on her behalf?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
she is hospitalised with early dementia
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I cannot talk on the phone as I am deaf

It is a tricky one. She had a clear intention to dispose of her flat in her will so your actions under the LPA should not be conflicting in any way with her will.

You should contact a solicitor outside of this platform to see if there ate any ways around this.

The key here is the date of the will and the date of the LPA.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
OK, thank you

But considering how sensitive this topic is it appears to me that you need a comprehensive legal advice and you can only get it from a solicitor outside of this platform. I hope I have managed to help somehow.

Feel free to come back with anything else. I will be happy to help.

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