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Acting as an attorney under a power of attorney for property is a tremendous responsibility and one that should not be given—or taken on—without careful consideration. If you are thinking about who you might choose to act on your behalf, or if you have been appointed as an attorney for property, we can provide the answers, support and guidance you need.

We will be there to act as an attorney to manage your property when you need us to. Should you become incapable of managing your financial affairs in the future, RBC Royal Trust as your attorney for property will:

  • Manage and safeguard your assets
  • Administer financial and tax responsibilities
  • Arrange for the sale of real estate, where applicable
  • Protect and manage household goods and personal effects
  • Report and prepare statements for the account
  • Provide impartiality to balance complex family dynamics
  • Ensure financial resources are available for your support
  • And more

If you are acting as an attorney for property and are feeling overwhelmed by the duties, or lack the time and expertise required to fulfill your role, we are here to help. We offer customized support based on your needs, while you retain final decision-making authority. We can:

  • Manage all banking, bill payments and other administrative duties
  • Arrange for the sale of property, where applicable
  • Prepare and file income tax returns
  • Liaise with investment advisors
  • Consolidate accounts and provide meticulous record keeping
  • Provide impartiality to balance complex family dynamics
  • And more

Support and guidance

We’re here for you with tailored, thoughtful solutions and guidance through life events and times of transition with expertise, empathy and efficiency.

Experienced professionals

You’ll have access to experienced professionals like legal counsel, accountants and other specialists with years of estate and trust experience.

Peace of mind

Whether you are looking to appoint us as your executor and attorney for property or you yourself are named to these important roles, we can help ensure all duties and obligations are properly discharged, providing peace of mind to you and your loved ones.

Contact one of our skilled RBC Royal Trust professionals to find out more about the right services for you.

1) Terminology varies by province. “Protection mandate” in Quebec, “power of attorney” in the rest of Canada. In Quebec, the “mandator” is the person who sets up the protection mandate and the “mandatary” is the person being appointed; in the rest of Canada, the appointee is considered the “attorney.”

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