How to grant a power of her attorney to a relative in China for a real estate transaction?

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How to grant a power of her attorney to a relative in China for a real estate transaction?

My mother-in-law owns a condo in China that will be torn down to build a highway.She would like to grant her son, in Shanghai, power of her attorney to represent her in its sale to the Chinese government. What type of form does she need to complete? We assume she would need to take it to the Chinese embassy.

Asked on August 6, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Maryland

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The best thing to do is talk with the Chinese Embassy and an attorney in Shanghai.  An attorney located in the U.S. who handles land use matters in China with foreign nationals may be helpful, as well.  The problem is every government is different in terms of what it considers to be proper documentaation for representation purposes (whether it is a letter of representation or power of attorney).  Only an attorney who handles land use matters in China would be helpful. The Chinese Embassy may be able to give you lists of contacts.


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