For anyone wanting to find out how much a Lasting Power of Attorney will cost there are examples in the table below.
Please note some of theses prices are definitive as at January 2012 and some are typical price ranges which will vary from one provide to another.
The cost of LPA registration is normally £130 per Lasting Power of Attorney which means a couple making both types you may be liable to pay the £130 registration fee four times over unless they are on low income or in receipt of means tested benefits. This is payable in addition to the fees mentioned below.
Lasting Power of Attorney Cost from a Solicitor
Solicitors do often charge more for their work on an LPA than the figures on here so you need to get a quote. The cost of an LPA from a solicitor will be higher than most other providers but expect to get a full service from advice to registration
Online and other Low Cost Lasting Power of Attorney Providers
You should be clear what exactly you are purchasing when you purchase an ‘online Lasting Power of Attorney‘ or other super cheap service . Firstly some provide little more than a rehash of the guidance offered by the Office of the Public Guardian and are therefore adding little if anything to the process.
In most cases you will not be getting any direct help (save some written instructions) with any of the following:
- acting as a certificate provider
- getting the attorneys and replacement attorneys properly signed and witnessed
- dealing with the required notifications
- AND you will not get assistance with the LPA registration process
So these clearly are providers of a low cost Lasting Power of Attorney but you will almost certainly being getting very little real help beyond filling in Part A of the LPA form.
|Online Lasting Power of Attorney services|
|Provider or service type||Registration included||Certifcate provider||1 LPA||2 LPAs||Comment|
|ten minute wills||no||no||£35||£57||Part A only- DIY of remaining parts|
|Online LPA Services||no||no||£59||£118||Part A only – DIY of remaining parts|
|Solicitors and other qualified lawyers|
|highsreetlawyer.com||extra charges||yes||£350+||indication of lowest charging linked firm|
|typical high street solicitors||yes||yes||£500+||£900+||www.thisismoney.co.uk|
|a High Wycombe solicitor||yes||yes||£720||£1040||these prices include VAT|
|Bill Ryan LPA Service||no||yes||£300||£550||For an unregistered LPA|
|Bill Ryan LPA Service||yes||yes||£425||£750||Lasting Power of Attorney including registration|
So once you have decided to look for help making your LPA do consider what sort of service you are buying into an not just the Lasting Power of Attorney service cost.