Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) for Property

Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) for Property is a legal agreement that enables a person to appoint a trusted person – or people – to make financial and/or property decisions on their behalf.

Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) for Property is a legal agreement that enables a person to appoint a trusted person – or people – to make financial and/or property decisions on their behalf. An enduring power of attorney is an agreement made by choice that can be executed by anyone over 20 years of age, not bankrupt and not mentally incapable themselves.

It’s a legal document that gives someone you trust the power to look after your money and property if you’re unable to. This person is called your attorney. They can be a:

  • family member
  • trusted friend
  • professional, such as a lawyer or accountant, or
  • trustee company, such as the Public Trust.

NB Your husband, wife or partner does not automatically have the right to access your bank accounts or make decisions about property if it is held in your name. 

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