How to write a Power of Attorney Letter

Brief Introduction

The power of attorney letter is used to give another person the power to act under the authority of the writer and act on the premises previously marked.

The letter can always specify the circumstances and the mode of action of the person responsible for receiving the power. This will prevent any misunderstandings and will make clear any responsibility is regularized under which the person concerned.


There are three major sections to be included in power of attorney letter:

  • The first one is identifying people and accepting the power transfer.
  • The second one is a detailed explanation of power, explaining in a clear and concise the actions and limits, also the duration of this powers giving to the specific person.
  • The third and final one are the signatures which are very important, with those the document will by officially valid.


The person giving the power can’t change his name after singing the document, this goes for the beneficiary of the letter too, also the beneficiary may never act with contrary interests of the ones specify on the letter. The interests of the person issuing the order will always prevail over the wishes of the beneficiary, this is why both sing the document.

In case of death, the power of attorney loses value.

This is an example of how to write a power of attorney letter is written by the one who is accepting the power of attorney

I’m Marco Velazquez Martinez, I’m married and my age is 56, I work as a construction worker, and my ID number is: 254632056-D, with the address at Las Ramblas de Cádiz (Madrid), in exercise of my powers and my name I accept:

The power giving me by Mrs. Maria Mercedes Garcia, my wife, to manage on her behalf all documents and arrange for the sale of our home during the days between June 09 and June 29 2012. During this period she will stay away for greater reasons.


Madrid, June 2, 2012

Sample Power of Attorney Letter

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