A general power executed under the Powers of Attorney Act 1971 will give the attorney authority to deal with all of the donor's assets including the sale or purchase of property. A special power under the Powers of Attorney Act 1971 will give the attorney authority to deal only with the matters specified in the power and thus may be limited to, for example, the sale of a named property. Except where it is intended to allow the attorney to assume complete control of the donor's affairs a special power is more appropriate than a general power in the context of the sale or purchase of land. A security
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