If I’m not able to be at the closing, can I sign the Power of Attorney and let my relatives to do it?

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If I’m not able to be at the closing, can I sign the Power of Attorney and let my relatives to do it?

What kind of additional documents do I need provide? Do I need a special form of POA and where can I get it?

Asked on November 29, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you personally cannot be at the closing for the sale or purchase of real property, you can sign a power of attorney to a particular relative concerning the transaction that you are writing about. You will need a special power of attorney for the specific transaction that you are writing about.

However, custom and practice is that if you cannot actually attend the the closing, the documents that you need to sign can be e mailed to you and your can sign the documentation (before a notary public if need be) and overnight the documents to escrow.


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