SCHEDULE 4Lasting powers of attorney: formalities

Part 3Cancellation of registration and notification of severance

Notification by court of ineffective provision etc in instrument

19.—(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if the court determines under section 111(1) that a lasting power of attorney contains a provision which—

(a)is ineffective as part of a lasting power of attorney; or

(b)prevents the instrument from operating as a valid lasting power of attorney.

(2) The court must—

(a)notify the Public Guardian that it has severed the provision; or

(b)direct the Public Guardian to cancel the registration of the instrument as a lasting power of attorney.