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Leon, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)
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My daughter is buying a house in WA.,She is going overseas

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My daughter is buying a house in WA.,She is going overseas and would like me to have power of attorney while she is away in case there is something re the house that needs to be signed.
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Western Australia and I live in Queensland.
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Niot yet but the transaction is underway pending finance
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I'd like to know whether my daughter can do this on line. .there is one site that says it can be done for free and another that says it will cost $35 . .Is this correct?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 11 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. I will do my best to assist you with your question.

Expert:  Leon replied 11 months ago.

No the power of attorney has to be prepared by a solicitor in Australia and she has to have it signed before a notary public in the country she is in. If she is near an Australian Embassy or consulate she can have it signed there and then she can post the original back to you.

Once you have it, it has to be registered in WA with the lands department and you can then use it to sign on her behalf.

If this is not done then you cannot act on her behalf.

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