New Hampshire Real Estate Power of Attorney Form
A New Hampshire Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney is a legally binding contract used when a principal (owner of real property) wishes to bestow a person or company (the “agent”) with the power to sell, purchase, refinance, and/or manage their property. Without the document, the principal would need to handle the aforementioned tasks themselves. Once the form is signed, the agent can present the form to 3rd parties to prove they have the right to represent the principal, who are legally required to recognize the authority of the contract. To ensure validity, the principal will need to have their signature notarized. This can be done by bringing the completed form to a post office, library, bank, or a government office that houses an official notary public.
Laws: § 564-E:204
Signing requirements (§ 564-E:105(b)): The principal’s signature must be notarized.
What powers does it give? According to § 564-E:204, a real estate POA in New Hampshire can be used to give the agent (attorney-in-fact) the following powers:
- Purchase real property;
- Sell, sublease, convey, and surrender;
- Pledge or mortgage interest in real property;
- Manage/release mortgages and liens;
- Install additions and/or improvements to real property; and
- Other ownership-related powers as stated in the linked statute above.