Selling a Property with a Power of Attorney Document

2017-11-15T15:59:38-05:00January 18th, 2012|Selling a Property|

Why Does the Bank Want Something More?

So Aunt Gertrude has named her Niece Milly as her attorney in fact through the power of attorney document. Suppose Aunt Gertrude wants to sell her house, but because of infirmity, she is unable to go to the bank to take care of any financial arrangements, or to the realtor’s office for the closing. Is the power of attorney document she already executed sufficient to allow Milly to show up at the closing and to sign the myriad of papers required to sell a home today?

The answer is “probably.”

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