Effect of death, disability, or incompetence of principal — Acts without knowledge.
(1) The death, disability, or incompetence of any principal who has executed a power of attorney in writing other than a power as described by RCW 11.94.010, does not revoke or terminate the agency as to the attorney-in-fact, agent, or other person who, without actual knowledge of the death, disability, or incompetence of the principal, acts in good faith under the power of attorney or agency. Any action so taken, unless otherwise invalid or unenforceable, binds the principal and the principal's heirs, devisees, and personal representatives.
(2) An affidavit, executed by the attorney-in-fact, or agent, stating that the attorney did not have, at the time of doing an act pursuant to the power of attorney, actual knowledge of the revocation or termination of the power of attorney by death, disability, or incompetence, is, in the absence of a showing of fraud or bad faith, conclusive proof of the nonrevocation or nontermination of the power at that time. If the exercise of the power requires execution and delivery of any instrument which is recordable, the affidavit when authenticated for record is likewise recordable.
(3) This section shall not be construed to alter or affect any provision for revocation or termination contained in the power of attorney.
[1985 c 30 § 26. Prior: 1984 c 149 § 27; 1977 ex.s. c 234 § 27; 1974 ex.s. c 117 § 53.]
| Short title -- Application -- Purpose -- Severability -- 1985 c 30: See RCW 11.02.900 through 11.02.903.|
Severability -- Effective dates -- 1984 c 149: See notes following RCW 11.02.005.
Application, effective date -- Severability -- 1977 ex.s. c 234: See notes following RCW 11.20.020.
Application, construction -- Severability -- Effective date -- 1974 ex.s. c 117: See RCW 11.02.080 and notes following.