Special Power of Attorney (SPoA) for Registration

It is a legal document which authorizes one person (called an agent) to act on behalf of another (the principal). This SPoA (Special Power of Attorney) is specifically related to the property.

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On Jan 11, 2018
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Making a Special Power of Attorney Deed

To make a Special Power of Attorney deed, the following has to be done:

  1. Drafting – It means drafting the deed which provides all the details. You can use our pre-drafted, customizable forms to build a document in few minutes.
  2. Printing– It means printing the document on a Stamp paper having an appropriate value. This step is mandatory for the Power of Attorney deed unless you are living in abroad.
  3. Registration– Register the deed (for property transactions only) in a Sub-Registrar office.
  4. Signature – The drafted POA should be duly signed by the Grantor (who gives the power). Two Witnesses should attest it by signing the deed. After being registered the signatures are to be done at the time of the Registrar’s presence.

An individual who grants the power in the deed is known as Grantor or Principal. While the person to whom the power is granted is called the Agent or Attorney.

Details that must be included in Special Power of Attorney Deed

The following are the necessary details that a Special Power of Attorney deed should contain: -

  1. Details of Grantor- The name, age, address and occupation of the person who grants the power of Grantor to the Attorney should be mentioned first.
  2. Details of Attorney- The name, age, father’s name, address and occupation of the person to whom the power is granted (Attorney) should be described next.
  3. Reason for Giving Power- The valid reason for granting the power should be stated clearly.
  4. Performing Act Details- In this, there must be a mention of the details of the particular act that the Attorney has been authorized to perform.
  5. Date and Place- There must be a mention of date and place of making the deed clearly, and which also include the date when the power commences operating should also be mentioned separately.


Power of Attorney- General and Special

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Understanding the concept of General and Special Power of Attorney

How to make it a valid legal document?

Follow these steps to make the Special Power of Attorney created by you legally valid:

  1. The deed ought to be made on a Stamp paper which is of appropriate value as per the rules of the State where it is to be registered.
  2. There must be a sign of Grantor on the deed in all pages at the bottom.
  3. At the end of the document, two witnesses should sign and attest the deed.