be completely or partly unable to understand what the decision is about or to understand what could happen as a result of a decision about their property, or
have these abilities but be totally unable to make decisions or say what they want about how their property is managed.
The court can only make an Order to Administer Property for people who usually live in New Zealand and are 18 years old or older. Personal Orders for 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds can be made if they are, or have been, married or in a civil union or de facto relationship.
The court can’t make an Order to Administer Property if a property manager has already been appointed. Only 1 person can administer property.
The court will not make an Order for a person who has granted someone an enduring power of attorney (EPA) unless it’s not working to protect their best interests or it does not cover a specific decision that’s needed.
Apply for an Order to Administer Property
You can apply if you’re:
a person who can’t fully make decisions about their own care
a relative or attorney of the person who can’t fully make decisions about their own care