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 GBP1500/2000 to appoint a Deputy, plus the court fee.
There is no legal aid.
This is very much a do it yourself job,if you want to of course, it’s just a case of going through the paperwork slowly and methodically. There is a lot of it and far more in the deputy application.
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, so finances would include bank accounts.
Because of the potentially protracted timescale and because there is sometimes some urgency, it is possible to make an emergency application for an interim order:
I would let them have the bank statements if that’s what they want but I would NOT be letting them have access passwords logins or anything else.