Did you register your Lasting Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017?

If so you could be due a partial Refund.

Do I qualify?

If your Power of Attorney was made in England or Wales and you are:

  • The donor
  • An Attorney
  • A replacement Attorney that is now acting as Attorney
  • The Executor of a deceased donor

Who will the refund be paid to?

The refund will only be paid to the donor.

How much is the refund?

The amount of the refund depends on when you registered your Lasting Powers of Attorney. If you are unsure when you registered your Lasting Power of Attorney, you can still claim and your records will be checked as part of the application. The amounts due are reproduced in the table below.

    When you paid the fee     Refund due
April to September 2013 £54
October 2013 to March 2014 £34
April 2014 to March 2015 £37
April 2015 to March 2016 £38
April 2016 to March 2017 £45

 

I made more than one Lasting Power of Attorney

You are entitled to a refund for each document registered during the above periods.

 

I paid a reduced registration fee as I was entitled to a remission; am I entitled to a refund?

Yes, you are still entitled to a refund but the amount will be half that shown in the table above.

 

I registered an Enduring Power of Attorney do I qualify?

Yes, if you registered an Enduring Power of Attorney during this period you will qualify for a partial refund of fees and can claim in the same way as if it were a Lasting Power of Attorney.

 

How do I claim?

You can claim your refund

 

How long will it take to receive my refund?

It is usual for the refund to take up to 12 weeks after an application is made.

 

Should you wish to discuss this or any matter relating to Powers of Attorney or Wills please contact our Probate Services team on 01476 591200.

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