End your lasting power of attorney

You can end your lasting power of attorney (LPA) yourself - if you have mental capacity to make that decision.

You need to send the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) both:

  • the original LPA
  • a written statement called a ‘deed of revocation’

Use the following wording for the deed of revocation. 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]”

You must be able to make your own decisions when you end your LPA.

You can also complain if you have concerns about your attorney, for example if they’re not carrying out their responsibilities properly.

Other ways a lasting power of attorney can end

Your LPA may end if your attorney:

  • loses the ability to make decisions - ‘loses mental capacity’
  • divorces you or ends your civil partnership if they’re your husband, wife or partner
  • becomes bankrupt or they’re subject to a Debt Relief Order (DRO) - if they’re a property and financial affairs attorney
  • is removed by the Court of Protection
  • dies

If your only attorney dies

Your LPA will end if your attorney dies and you have no replacement attorneys. You must tell OPG and send them:

  • a copy of their death certificate
  • the original LPA
  • all certified copies of the LPA
  • a return address where your documents can be sent back to

Office of the Public Guardian
Telephone: 0300 456 0300
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.30am to 5pm
Wednesday, 10am to 5pm
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Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 16185
B2 2WH

Your LPA can continue if:

If you die

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.