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Does any case precedent exist that can be cited to support an application for authority to purchase property, included as part of an initial application to be appointed as deputy?

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Produced in partnership with Graham Stott of gunnercooke LLP
Published on LexisPSL on 06/12/2019

The following Private Client Q&A Produced in partnership with Graham Stott of gunnercooke LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Does any case precedent exist that can be cited to support an application for authority to purchase property, included as part of an initial application to be appointed as deputy?

The Court of Protection may authorise a deputy to purchase a property on behalf of P under section 18(1)(c) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 if it is in P’s best interests.

Where a deputy has not already been appointed, so does not already have the authority of the court to purchase a property on behalf of P, an application will need to be made for the appointment of a deputy and in which application the applicant must provide details of P’s land and propert

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