The UK Rules
Revocation

Ending Your Lasting Power of Attorney

The donor can end a lasting power of attorney at any time. Find out how to use a deed of revocation, other ways an LPA can end, and what happens if the only attorney dies or you die.

Ending your lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a process you can carry out yourself (as the donor).

But, you must have mental capacity (the ability to make your own decisions) to cancel the LPA.

There are several documents that you must send to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). This is the only way to revoke a lasting power of attorney. You would need to send (both):

You can use the wording below as a deed of revocation template. But, you must replace the words written in the square brackets with the relevant details.

Deed of Revocation

"This deed of revocation is made by [your name] of [your address].

1: I granted a lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs/health and welfare (delete as appropriate) on [date you signed the lasting power of attorney] appointing [name of first attorney] of [address of first attorney] and [name of second attorney] of [address of second attorney] to act as my attorney(s).

2: I revoke the lasting power of attorney and the authority granted by it.

Signed and delivered as a deed [your signature]
Date signed [date]
Witnessed by [signature of witness]
Full name of witness [name of witness]
Address of witness [address of witness]"

Important InformationYou cannot end a lasting power of attorney unless you are able to make your own decisions at the time of ending it.

You can complain and report concerns about your attorney or deputy. The OPG handles cases where attorneys fail to 'properly' carry out their responsibilities.

Other Ways to End a Lasting Power of Attorney

There are several other ways that a lasting power of attorney can end. As a rule, an LPA will finish if the attorney dies, or:

If the Only Attorney Dies

The lasting power of attorney (LPA) will end if your only attorney dies and there are no replacement attorneys. In this case, you would need to notify the Office of the Public Guardian and send them:

Office of the Public Guardian
Telephone: 0300 456 0300
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
Find out about call charges.
Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 16185
Birmingham
B2 2WH

In most cases, the LPA would be able to continue providing:

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

How to Make an LPA | Making and registering a lasting power of attorney for use in England and Wales.

Change a Lasting Power of Attorney | Check how to remove one of the attorneys or modify their details.

If the LPA Donor Dies

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) ends by automatic process if the donor dies. As a rule, executors or personal representatives would look after the donor's affairs. It is not part of an attorney's role and responsibilities.


How to Revoke a Lasting Power of Attorney for the United Kingdom

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