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My mom would like to give me the power of attorney to sell her apartment. What do we need to prepare, do both of us need to be present at the office personally, is it possible to arrange everything online?
Let me answer your last question first.
In the notary’s office formalities are taken care of personally. Therefore a person who intends to perform an act in the notary’s office needs to visit our offices. In the cases related to granting the power of attorney, it is necessary for a person who intends to grant the power of attorney to appear in our office (i.e. the principal). However the presence of the attorney, i.e. a person to whom the power of attorney is granted, is not required.
Information that will be needed in such case include:
- personal details of the principal
- personal details of the attorney
- information about the apartment which is the subject matter of the transaction (ideally supported by a document describing the legal status of the apartment).
This information may be provided by e-mail or during the meeting preceding the discussion about the act.
Next, a draft notarial deed is drawn up, the date of signing is scheduled, the principal visits our office at the agreed date, the deed is read out by the notary, the deed is corrected, supplemented if needed, and signed.
The original document of the notarial deed is kept in the notary’s office, the client receives the official copies thereof in the number as requested.
The cost of performance of the act (notary’s fee + VAT + official copies) varies depending on the scope and length of the document, however in such cases usually amounts to approx. 130 -150 zlotys.