Written by attorney George Howard Dippel

Using a Power of Attorney for a New York Real Estate Closing

Sellers and purchasers of New York real property, who, for various reasons, are unable to attend a real estate closing can sign a power of attorney instead. A power of attorney is a document in which a person appoints someone to act as their agent who can then attend the closing on their behalf.

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The New York Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney form and the meaning of its provisions are set forth in New York's General Obligations Law Section 5-1501.

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