Vermont Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney Form

The Vermont Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney is a legally-binding form that sets out the acts an Agent elected by a party known as the Principal will be permitted to execute on the Principal’s behalf. The Principal has the freedom to decide which acts they wish for the Agent to perform, with options ranging from buying to selling to renting a property. They must, however, ensure they are not contravening laws regarding how Power of Attorney arrangements affect the conveyance of real estate property, as noted by 27 V.S.A. § 305.

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State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Powers of Attorney

Signing Requirements (14 V.S.A. § 3503) – The state of Vermont mandates that a Power of Attorney must be:

  1. Signed by the Principal,
  2. Signed in the presence of at least one (1) witness, and
  3. Acknowledged before a Notary Public.

It is optional for:

  • The Principal to direct another individual to sign the document on their behalf in their presence.
  • The Agent to sign the form.