What is Power of Attorney?

What is Power of Attorney?

Power of Attorney is a legal document where one person (the donor) gives another person the right to make decisions on their behalf. If you want someone to act on your behalf in financial or medical decisions, you’ll need to give them Power of Attorney over your affairs. You can only set up a Power of Attorney while you still have the ability to weigh up information and make decisions for yourself, known as ‘mental capacity’ – so it’s worth putting one in place early on. This can be put into place by contacting the Government.

We can speak to this person on behalf of tenants if they wish to discuss payments, care needs or tenancy decisions and all we need is a copy of the form.

If you need to allocate someone to speak to us on your behalf you can also do this without Power of Attorney and you can ask us for a Consent to Share Form.