The authorisation will take effect once we have confirmed it. If the granter wishes to cancel the authorisation after this, they must apply for confirmation of the cancellation in writing from us. This is to avoid situations where the attorney, after having become ill, cancels an authorisation arrangement that the granter has planned and implemented when they were healthy and had sound discretion.
Cancelling a power requires that the granter understands the significance of the cancellation. We may request a medical certificate or other similar account from the attorney on their capacity to understand the situation. The granter does not need to justify their cancellation of an authorisation. We will contact the attorney when we process the cancellation application.
In an urgent matter, we can confirm a temporary withdrawal of the authorisation. A matter is considered urgent, for example, when the granter can show that the attorney has been guilty of abuses in the performance of his or her duties, and there is a risk that the abuses will continue. Temporary withdrawal of the power is valid until we have fully processed your matter.
A power of attorney will expire once the we have confirmed its cancellation. After this, the attorney must relinquish the power of attorney and the property in their care to the granter without delay. In addition, the attorney must give us a final account. The granter has the right to request to see the bank statements, receipts and other documents related to the performance of the attorney’s duties. However, a final account does not need to be submitted if the power of attorney states that it is not required. A final account is never submitted to us.