You can complete the necessary forms online and register an LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian yourself. There is a charge of £82* to register each LPA with the OPG.
However, should you want some help our team are here to answer your questions and support you through the process. Our team cannot offer legal advice.
Similar to a passport checking service for £25.00 per LPA our team can check your completed paperwork is filled in correctly so it won’t be rejected by the Office of the Public Guardian, which can be costly.
Our team will support you by telephone and post to complete and submit your LPA to the Office of the Public Guardian. The price for this service is £150.00 per LPA.
If you want to talk things through you can make a one hour appointment to meet with the LPA Team in our Cockermouth office. If you come to this meeting with all required names and addresses you can leave with the typed LPA ready for signature. This service is £180.00 per LPA.
In addition to the above prices the Office of the Public Guardianeach LPA will also require a payment of £82* to register each LPA. You may be eligible for a reduction or exemption of this charge if you receive certain benefits or can prove a low income. The most common benefits that give our customers exemptions are: Housing benefit; Pension Credit Guarantee Element; Council Tax Reduction (not single occupancy) but there are others.
*Price subject to change by the Office of the Public Guardian
For certified copies of each LPA there is a charge of £10.00 per LPA.