How to Create a Special Power of Attorney Form
Creating a special power of attorney form gives your authorization for another to act as your attorney in fact. With a special power of attorney, you decide which actions the person will handle and give them explicit instructions on when and how to act.
When a special power of attorney, you can create your own using online power of attorney templates or hire a lawyer. If you use an online form, make sure it is accepted in your state. Some states have requirements regarding the types of power of attorneys and limitations regarding what they can and cannot do.
Sample Special Power of Attorney
I, Sam Jones of Nowhere, Kansas, hereby assign Fred Jones of Nowhere, Kansas, to be my attorney in fact (agent) to act in my capacity to perform the following:
1. To demand, collect and sue tenants for rent due to me on the first of every month. My agent may take any lawful means to collect said rents and to offer payment slips when rents are received. My agent also has my permission to collect fees for bounced checks.
2. To act as my agent for the sale of the apartment complex at 123 Jones Way in Nowhere, Kansas, if a buyer offers the asking price or no more than five percent less for said property.
The effective date of this non-durable power of attorney begins today and remains in effect until I return to the country on April 13, 20xx. I give and grant full authorization to act on my behalf in the above matters during this time period.
Fred Jones agrees he will act lawfully under the authority provided in this power of attorney.
Signed: Sam Jones Dated: January 28, 20xx.
Witnessed by: (Two signatures)
Notary Public signature
Filing a Special Power of Attorney
Once the form has been signed and notarized. You should place the original in a safe deposit box. Your attorney in fact must be handed a copy and it is wise to also give other interested parties, such as the real estate agent you have chosen, a copy as well.