in Property Law
Asked July 08, 2021

Revocation of Power of Attorney

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I drafted a Power of Attorney document in the past. Now I want to revoke it. Can I do so? When can a POA be revoked?

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Yes, you can revoke it. A written statement announcing the revocation would lead to the Power of Attorney and its provisions getting canceled. However, it must be noted that not all POAs can be revoked. Only if the concerned POA grants ‘power coupled with interest’ can it be revoked. This was given in the case Smt. Nagari Nayak v. D.C. Tumkur. Other scenarios where a POA can be revoked include death or bankruptcy of the principal or when the objective of appointment of agent gets fulfilled (in case of specific POAs). A prior mutual agreement agreeing that the POA will get revoked on the happening of an event will also lead to revocation if the said event occurs.

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