I wonder if anyone might be able to help me.
My parents sorted out LPAs in 2015. I put the correspondence away and didn’t really look into it at the time. I assumed that in the paperwork I would have everything I needed. It was an ‘Estate planning’ partnership that dealt with it and mum and dad had done it off the back of a cold call. At the time I was angry about it because the first I knew about it was when someone phoned me from the company and said they would be sending some forms for me to complete. Now, 5 years on it looks like I need to start using them and discovered that I don’t have the actual LPA documents.
I dug out the correspondence and it confirms that the LPAs were registered and the name of the person the documents were sent to. I didn’t recognise the name but I rang the office of the public guardian and they told me the documents had been sent to the company that set up the LPAs… When I looked up the company’s website the named person is a partner. I’ve tried contacting this company but presumably due to covid there I can’t get an answer on their phone line and they haven’t replied to the message I sent on their website contact page.
Would they have forwarded the document to my parents? If so I think I know where it would be. However my parents live 200 miles away so I can’t just pop round to look for them. My dad wouldn’t know what he was looking for and there isn’t anyone else that I can ask.
Is there any way I can get another copy from the OPG? Any idea how long it takes?