To terminate a power of attorney for the land, you must file the decision of revocation with the Landesrechtsamt in which the property is registered. With a permanent power of attorney, you decide who will handle your legal and financial affairs if you become incapacitated. In the absence of a permanent power of attorney, if you were unable, someone can ask the BC Supreme Court to be appointed by your estate commission. An estate committee has the power to take care of your legal and financial affairs. As a general rule, a spouse or other family member applies. For more information on this process, see our information on the Committee`s work. As noted above, it is considered that you are in a position to make the decision to enter into a replacement contract, unless there has been any further evidence. This means that you must be able to understand and understand the context of the agreement and the consequences that result from it. The law gives you the benefit of the doubt when it comes to deciding whether you are legally in a position to enter into a representation agreement. By law, you are able to enter into a representation agreement – and they are considered capable of managing your own affairs – until proven otherwise. If you have any further questions about proxies and permanent powers, call the Vancouver Downtown Notary at 778-819-8553 or email us to [email protected] There are drawbacks to not having a replacement agreement and simply relying on this «standard list» of people who make health decisions for you if you become unable. You have no control over who ends up making health decisions, because the «standard list» must be followed in the right order, and you don`t have to end up having the person you want to decide for you. In addition, there are certain limits to the types of health care that alternative decisions, decision makers on your behalf can accept, and their authority is temporary.
In addition, the «standard list» applies only to health care decisions – it does not apply to health care decisions. Under the BC Representation Agreement Act, there are generally two types of representation agreements that you can enter into: an agreement with «limited powers» – sometimes called Clause 7 Representation Agreement – and an agreement that includes «general powers» – sometimes referred to as a Section 9 representation agreement. Generally speaking, the types of decisions you can authorize your representative in a Section 7 agreement are important, but generally not as intrusive or potentially controversial as those that can be included in a Section 9 agreement. A Section 7 agreement is generally sufficient to cover your daily care needs. A permanent power of attorney must say that the authority continues despite the adult`s incapacity. It must also say whether the lawyer can exercise authority while the adult is capable, or only, while the adult is incapable. One way or another, because you don`t have a say, the chosen person may not be there if you want to manage your business. Permanent powers (which cover financial and legal matters) and representative agreements (which can cover financial, personal and/or health issues) are relatively simple planning tools that can ensure that people of your choice are able to fit easily into your shoes and manage your affairs if you are unable to do so without going through the legal process.