A Florida real estate power of attorney grants permissions relating to real property to an authorized agent. The agent chosen by the principal (person who executes the document) should be someone who is qualified to deal with such property assignments and is trusted by the principal. In some cases, the principal will only require the agent to complete one task for them, such as the closing of a property sale or purchase. Other times, the agent will be given a much wider range of powers so they can handle the principal’s real estate affairs such as deeds and mortgages, refinancing, leasing, and managing and receiving notices on behalf of the principal. A Florida real estate power of attorney is only legally binding if it is signed in the presence of two (2) witnesses as well as a notary public.
Laws – § 709-2201(2)(b) + (5)
Signing Requirements – Notary Public and Two (2) Witnesses (§ 709-2105)
Adobe PDF | Microsoft Word (.docx)