From April 2017 the Registration Fee was reduced to £82 as The Ministry of Justice admitted that between 2013 and 2017 people had been charged more that the cost of processing the applications.
Individuals, or their attorneys, who made either a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) between April 2013 and 31 March 2017 are entitled to make a claim for a refund of the excess fees paid. The amount of the refund varies depending when the LPA or EPA fees were paid.
The refund is paid to the person who took out the Power - 'the Donor'. If the Donor has died then the Personal Representatives will be able to seek the refund on behalf of the estate. The Office of the Public Guardian has confirmed it will take at least 12 weeks to issue the refund cheque and interest of 0.5% will be paid.
if you would like to know more about LPAs or EPAs, or how to request a refund, please contact Georgia Gann on 01245 228127.