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Purchasing and Adapting a Property

If someone is having their affairs looked after by an attorney or deputy under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, it is often necessary to buy a new property which needs to be adapted to be more suited to their physical or mental needs.

More often than not, this will require an application to the Court of Protection for approval, and the specialist team here at Lanyon Bowdler can assist you right through the process.

Even when the proposals are approved, there are still plenty of regulations that need to be adhered to, such as planning consents and building control regulations under the Construction and Design Management Regulations 2015.

The deputy or attorney is legally required to employ a professional design team, including a Principal Designer, and failure to comply with these regulations is a criminal offence.

It can be a legal minefield, so it’s important to get expert legal advice from specialists with experience in this niche area of law. The Court of Protection team here at Lanyon Bowdler have advised on numerous property purchases and adaptations, and have excellent working relationships with expert designers, architects and contractors.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how our court of protection solicitors can help. We have offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

For more advice, please call Neil Davies, Head of Court of Protection, or one of his team.

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