What criteria do I need to have to be able to make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

The requirements for making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) are:

  • You must be at least 21 years old
  • You must have the mental capacity to make the LPA
  • You must not be an undischarged bankrupt if you wish to make an LPA for property and affairs matters.

For the LPA to be valid, it must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.