General power of attorney: sale of property
Use this document to give someone else the legal authority to sell your house, flat or land on your behalf.
- Solicitor approved
- Plain English makes editing easy
- Guidance notes included
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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. We do offer a free service for LPAs, but this document is only suitable while you have mental capacity. We discuss the types of PoA in this article.
We also offer another version of this PoA that can be used to give authority to carry out other actions.
Application and features
- Very flexible to suit most situations
- Suitable for anyone
- Explanatory guidance notes help you every stage
- 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
This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current English law.
What other customers thought
Average customer rating
By Michael Dean 21 April 2017
I looked on the net for a power of attorney because I am selling a house in England from 10,000 km away.
Entering "power of attorney sell house UK" brought up some freebies, and the Net Lawman site. The document stood out as being everything I needed. Easy to add extra points such as disposing of goods and chattels in the house.
Bought from Net Lawman because the form had been written, or approved by a solicitor working in civil law.
This is the first time in my adult life that I have made a major transaction by proxy, but the PoA is spot on.
Certainly recommend Net Lawman. Even as a tight Yorkshireman, the small cost was nothing compared to the peace of mind.
By Rinnah LUNGU 19 May 2015
It really works and was the particular power of attorney ai needed-congrats
By Darryl LEE 27 April 2015
This English Power of Attorney is easy to understand, is not unnecessarily complicated or excessively long. For the very low price charged, this legal document is perfect. For just a tiny amount of money and just a few signatures you can gain (or give away) the right to sell a plot of land, a house or flat or other real estate. I very highly recommend this document. But you don't need to worry too much; if it is not to your expectations you can simply request a refund. If you want to sell a property on behalf of someone else this is the document for you.
By GERRY PRIDHAM 25 February 2013
Easy to understand and fit for purpose
By Andrew Spooner 12 August 2014
THE SERVICE AND BACKUP WAS SPEEDY.THE DOCUMENT WAS CAPABLE AND SUFFICIENT FOR THE REQUIREMENTS.
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