Ending Or Making Changes To Your LPA

Revocation of an LPA

If you wish to end your lasting power of attorney, you must make a written statement called a ‘deed of revocation’ and send it to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). The wording must be very specific and is shown below. Replace the words in the square brackets with the relevant details.

Deed of revocation

“This deed of revocation is made by [your name] of [your address].

1. I granted a lasting power of attorney for Property and Financial Affairs/Health and Welfare (delete as appropriate) on [date you signed the lasting power of attorney] appointing [name of first attorney] of [address of first attorney] and [name of second attorney] of [address of second attorney] to act as my attorney(s).

2. I revoke the lasting power of attorney and the authority granted by it.

Signed and delivered as a deed [your signature]
Date signed [date]
Witnessed by [signature of witness]
Full name of witness [name of witness]
Address of witness [address of witness]”

Once completed you need to send the deed of revocation to the Office of the Public Guardian with the original LPA document. You must also tell your attorney or attorneys that you’re ending your LPA.

Changing Your Lasting Power Of Attorney

If you wish to remove a person from the LPA, you can make a partial deed of revocation. You will need to produce a written statement with specific wording which is shown below. Please replace the words in the square brackets with the relevant details.

Partial deed of revocation

“This partial deed of revocation is made by [donor’s name] of [donor’s address].

1. I granted a lasting power of attorney for Property and Financial Affairs/Health and Welfare [delete as appropriate] on [date donor signed the lasting power of attorney] appointing [name of first attorney] of [address of first attorney] and [name of second attorney] of [address of second attorney] to act as my attorney(s).

2. I hereby revoke [attorney’s name you are revoking] ONLY from the lasting power of attorney and the authority granted to him/her.

Signed and delivered as a deed [donor's signature]
Date signed [date]
Witnessed by [signature of witness]
Full name of witness [name of witness]


Address of witness [address of witness]”

Once completed you need to send the partial deed of revocation to the Office of the Public Guardian with the original LPA document.You must also tell your attorney or attorneys that you’re ending their responsibilities within your LPA.

Other Ways A Lasting Power Of Attorney Can End

There are many other ways your LPA can end including:

  • Your attorney dies
  • Your attorney loses the ability to make decisions – i.e. ‘loses mental capacity’
  • If your attorney is your spouse or civil partner and they divorce you or end the civil partnership
  • Your attorney is removed by the Court of Protection
  • If your attorney becomes bankrupt or subject to a Debt Relief Order (DRO), your property and financial affairs LPA may also be brought to an end.
  • Your LPA will end automatically when you die. Your affairs will be looked after by your executors or personal representatives from that point, not your attorney.

If you would like to talk to a Solicitor to ensure you are proceeding correctly, please give us a call and we can help you.