General power of attorney

Sale of property
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Use this document to give someone else the legal authority to sell your house, flat or land on your behalf.
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About this document

This document grants temporary powers to act for you in matters relating to the sale of one or more of your properties. For example, you may wish your solicitor or your estate agent to be able to sell your home in the UK now that you have emigrated abroad.

The person acting for you - your attorney - can be given only specific tasks relating to the sale of the property, or can be given the power to do everything to close the sale. You can of course, also specify matters which you do not want the attorney to have control over.

You can give the authority with immediate effect, or you can specify the start date.

You shouldn't confuse this document with a lasting power of attorney for financial affairs, which is used to manage your property when you lose mental capacity. You can read about different types of PoA.

We also offer another version of this PoA that can be used to give authority to carry out other actions.

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  • Very flexible to suit most situations
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  • Written in plain English


  • Names and details of the donor and the attorney or attorneys
  • Reference to the Powers of Attorney Act 1971
  • Examples of what the attorney might be authorised to do
  • Examples of what the attorney might not be permitted to do
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Recent reviews

All Bases Covered
14 August 2023
I used the Power of Attorney. 6 stars because it included a Certificate of Non Revocation. Also the explanatory notes were on point.
Andrei Sharko
Review of the New Zealand version
Impressed Overall
04 January 2023
Straightforward to use, questions answered by return, and that was over the Christmas & New Year period.
Peter Hartmann
Highly Recommended
23 March 2021
Very straightforward, with instructive guidance notes to help you amend to fit your needs. Highly recommended & great value.
Mohamed Marikar
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