BC residents, appoint an agent (attorney) to act on your behalf by completing one of these fully editable British Columbia Power of Attorney Forms.
Q. Is there a specific law that regulates what has to be included in a power of attorney form?
A. Yes. The British Columbia Power of Attorney Act sets out the requirements of a power of attorney, as well as what the duties and obligations of an attorney are, how the appointment can be revoked, and what powers your attorney does and does not have under the law.
Q. Who can make a power of attorney in BC?
A. Any adult person (19 years or older) who is capable of making his/her own decisions and can understand the impact and consequences of signing the document can appoint an attorney to act for him/her.
Make an Enduring Power of Attorney with this package of forms for the Province of British Columbia.
The package contains the following items:
Making an Enduring Power of Attorney for British Columbia, which explains what a Power of Attorney is, how the document should be filled out and signed, and what the risks are in appointing an attorney to handle your affairs,
Enduring Power of Attorney form,
Statutory Declaration of Attorney for Land Titles form, required by the BC Land Title Office to allow your attorney to deal with your real estate property,
Statutory Declaration for Evidence of Authority of Alternate Attorney..
This 10-page British Columbia Enduring Power of Attorney Forms Package is available in MS Word format, and is easy to use and understand. UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2011.
Cancel your Power of Attorney with this Revocation of Power of Attorney form for BC residents.
So long as you have mental capacity and can understand the impact of what you are doing, you have the right to cancel an existing Power of Attorney at any time, and revoke the powers you gave to your agent (attorney).
Once you have signed the form, give a copy of it to the attorney.
You should also give a copy to any banks, financial institutions, medical facilities, etc. that had a copy of your original Power of Attorney.
The form should be signed in front of a witness, and includes an Affidavit of Attestation to be sworn by the witness.
This British Columbia Revocation of Power of Attorney is a free downloadable legal form.