Ohio Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney Form

The Ohio Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney is a legal instrument which provides a means for an individual (referred to in law as the “Principal”) to exercise their right to appoint another party (their Agent) to either start, continue, or complete any range of real estate transactions in their stead. The Agent will be legally obligated to act in the best interests of the Principal whenever they are representing them in any capacity. In order to set the Agent up for success, it is the responsibility of the Principal to clearly state any relevant wishes, directions, and provisions in the Power of Attorney form.

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State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Ohio Uniform Commercial Code

Signing Requirements (§ 1337.25 and § 1337.06) – In order for a Power of Attorney to be validly executed, it must be:

  • Signed by the Principal (or by another individual at the Principal’s direction in their conscious presence), and
  • Acknowledged before a Notary Public or by another authorized individual

For a Real Estate Power of Attorney involving the transfer of personal property or the transaction of business, it must be signed, acknowledged, and certified in accordance with § 5301.01 of the Revised Code.