One-off court decisions
If you need to make a one-off decision about something and do not have capacity to do this, you may need to apply to a court to allow someone else to decide for you. For example, if you are moving into a new home, you will usually have to sign a tenancy agreement. This tells you what you have to do to live there and how much you are going to pay. Some people find it hard to understand this and do not have capacity to sign the agreement.
If this happens, then someone else can sign for you. In England and Wales, you have to apply to the Court of Protection to have permission to do this. In Scotland you have to apply for an Intervention Order. The applications can be quite complicated, so we can support you to complete them.
We can apply for Dosh to sign the tenancy agreement, or for a family member or another person to sign. This means that you will have a legal tenancy agreement which protects you in your new home. We can also support you with other applications for one-off decisions. Please contact us to tell us what you need.
Dosh support covers the application process including filling out forms, collecting evidence, and submitting all documents. You will benefit from our experience of having already supported other people successfully through this process.
Please contact us to find out more about this support or the Court of Protection application in general or visit http://dosh.org/get-support-with-money/one-off-financial-decisions/ for more information.
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