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Deputies are frequently involved in the sale, purchase or leasing of properties on behalf of a protected party (P). Authority to manage property transactions is usually dealt with in the order appointing the deputy, and the court will either grant or restrict this authority in the terms of the order.
Obtaining an order may take some time, and such delays can put potential property transactions at risk. See Practice Note: Property transactions involving protected persons.
Although most applications for the appointment of a deputy commence with a single application form and proceed directly to an order, proceedings are dynamic and may involve applications to the court either before the application has been made, while the application is being dealt with, or after a final order has been made.
Because proceedings may be slow, there may be a need for access to funds or
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