From 1 April 2013, the Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Public Guardian (Amendment) Regulations (S.I. 2013/506) amend the Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Public Guardian Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/1253). The essential consequences are:

  1. The length of time that must elapse between the OPG notifying the donor or donees that an application to register a LOA has been received and the date on which the LPA is then registered is reduced from 6 to 4 weeks.
  2. The period during which a donee, donor, or named person must give notice of objection to registration is reduced from 5 to 3 weeks. Transitional provisions apply for LPA applications made close to 1 April 2013.
  3. Where a new replacement security is given by a deputy, the original security will be automatically discharged after 2 years without the need for an application to court.
  4. Amended Forms LPA 001, LPA 003A and LPA 003B are available to download from the OPG‟s website from 1 April 2013.