Mental state and LPA

Question: If the Doctor certify that the wife is mentally incapable to issue LPA now, what are our next course of actions to sell the HDB?

Answer: To apply to Court for the husband or someone else to be the wife’s Deputy under the Mental Capacity Act and for the Deputy to have the power to sell the flat on behalf of his wife (and if need be the power to buy a flat on behalf of the wife).

What Is A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) ?


The LPA is a legal document and a deed*, which allows a person who is at least 21 years of age (‘Donor‘), to voluntarily appoint one or more persons (‘Donee(s)‘) to make decisions and act on his/her behalf if he/she loses mental capacity one day. A Donee can be appointed to act in the two broad areas of personal welfare and/or property & affairs matters.​ The LPA also gives the authority to the Donee to sign deeds on the Donor’s behalf.

The above is for discussion purpose only and is not a legal advise