Powers of attorney can be registered at Land & Property Information NSW, Queens Square, Sydney, but in some cases this is not necessary. The advantages of registering your power of attorney are that it will be:
- on record as a public document
- safe from loss or destruction
- more easily accepted as evidence that your attorney can deal with your property and financial affairs
Your power of attorney must be registered if you want your attorney to sell, mortgage or in some cases, lease your land or to deal with shares. To register a power of attorney you should take the completed form to Land & Property Information NSW. It’s important to keep in mind that a fee does apply as part of the process.
Their office will keep an official copy of your power of attorney, and the original will be returned to you with a registration number stamped on it. Your attorney should use this number when signing on your behalf.