Your Client’s Personal Chattels
The Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”) Deputy Standards 2017 has now made it clear that Deputies must have regard to a client’s personal chattels when managing their property and financial affairs. The 2017 Standards state a Deputy, “ must consider whether it is appropriate for items of sentimental value to be provided for the client where they now reside”.
Clear Guide appreciates that the costs and time associated with visiting your client and their properties is often disproportionate and too costly for a solicitor to justify.
Our social workers are experienced in assisting clients in identifying the chattels they would like to have with them at their new home or perhaps even gifting to loved ones.