Revocation of General Power of Attorney (VIC)A Revocation of Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives you the ability to revoke a general power of attorney that you previously gave.
If you give someone the power of attorney to manage your affairs they can legally act on your behalf until their powers are officially revoked. As the principal (the person granting this power), it is within your rights to revoke your attorney's powers at any time for any reason, as long as you maintain legal capacity. This revocation is effective for only for general powers of attorney. For a revocation effective for enduring powers of attorney, see Revocation of Enduring Power of Attorney (VIC).
Generally, the attorney(s) appointed under the original power of attorney need to be notified of the revocation for the revocation to be effective. It is also good practice to notify any parties with whom the attorney(s) may have had dealings in exercising that role.
In Victoria, this revocation does not need to follow a particular form. However, you should notify Land.Vic of the revocation if the power of attorney gave the power to deal with land and/or was registered at Land.Vic.
- What Does Power of Attorney Mean?
- Power of Attorney: General v Enduring
- How Do I Make a Power of Attorney?