Power of Attorney in Guyana
A Power of Attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is known as the principal, grantor, or donor. This is the person giving the “the power.” The one authorized to act is the agent or, in some common law jurisdictions, the attorney-in-fact (attorney for short) that is being given the “the power.”
Execution of a Power of Attorney
In order for a power of attorney to be a legal document it must be signed and dated at a minimum by the principal.
This alone, however, is not usually considered sufficient if the legality of the document is ever challenged by a third party. The document will have to be reviewed and signed and stamped by a notary public in the principle’s country.
Guyana Deeds Registry
Once the signed and stamped “Power of Attorney” is sent to Guyana, for it to be a legal document, it must be registered in the Deeds Registry.
The Deeds Registry will enter the document in their system, and then sign and stamp the Power of Attorney.
This is now a legal document to be used in Guyana and can be presented to the courts, banks, the government or private industry as a representative of the person who has temporarily transferred “the power.”
Uses for a Power of Attorney in Guyana
A Power of Attorney can be used by YourRepInGuyana to manage rental properties, manage your tenants, pay bills on your behalf, conduct business with the Government of Guyana or any private enterprise in Guyana on your behalf without you being in Guyana.
YourRepInGuyana can also arrange to have the Power of Attorney registered and made legal for someone else to be your representative in Guyana. This is perfect for families whereby one family member can perform duties on behalf of another.
You will need to approach a Notary Public or Justice of the Peace near to you, and have the Power of Attorney prepared. After notarization, post this original document to us in Guyana. The address will be provided at the time of request.
After the power of attorney has been registered in the Deeds Registry, the original will be given to the “Agent” and a scanned copy will be emailed to the “The Power.”