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What is a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a legal document made by one person, who is called the 'principal', that allows another person to do things with the principal's money, bank accounts, shares, real estate and other assets.

You must register your power of attorney if you intend to register, with LPI, a sale, mortgage, lease or other dealing affecting your real estate.

For more information see Powers of Attorney in NSW fact sheet (PDF 274.3KB). For lodgment and registration requirements see the Registrar General's Directions.

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