What Is a Proxy Letter?
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There are many situations in which a person may require someone else to represent his interests. The representative is considered a proxy for the person. In certain sensitive situations, such as financial or health matters, a letter of proxy may be required.
A letter of proxy is a legal letter used to establish a representative relationship between two people. The proxy acts in place of the person she represents, and thus has the same authority and rights. A letter of proxy should be signed and dated by both parties, and may even require an attorney or notary to witness.
A proxy letter can save someone time while still maintaining a presence in the proceedings. It can also allow a person to send someone more knowledgeable of the affairs to act as his proxy, such as an accountant to act as proxy in the case of a financial transaction. Persons who are physically incapable of or find it difficult to travel may also find proxies useful.
- There are many situations in which a person may require someone else to represent his interests.
- It can also allow a person to send someone more knowledgeable of the affairs to act as his proxy, such as an accountant to act as proxy in the case of a financial transaction.
A simple, common proxy letter may begin: I, (your name) hereby appoint (proxy's name, position/relationship) of (the proxy's address) to act as my proxy in (the matter in which the person will represent you).
Jake Jasper began his journalism career in 1999. His work has been published in "The Observer," “The Herald Journal,” “The Item” and “The Messenger.” Jasper holds a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary humanities from Penn State University and a Master of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of South Carolina.