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Powers of Attorney Act 1971

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7Execution of instruments etc. by donee of power of attorney

(1)The donee of a power of attorney may, if he thinks fit—

(a)execute any instrument with his own signature and, where sealing is required, with his own seal, and

(b)do any other thing in his own name,

by the authority of the donor of the power; and any document executed or thing done in that manner shall be as effective as if executed or done by the donee with the signature and seal, or, as the case may be, in the name, of the donor of the power.

(2)For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that an instrument to which subsection (3) or (4) of section 74 of the Law of Property Act 1925 applies may be executed either as provided in those subsections or as provided in this section.

(3)This section is without prejudice to any statutory direction requiring an instrument to be executed in the name of an estate owner within the meaning of the said Act of 1925.

(4)This section applies whenever the power of attorney was created.

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