Code of the District of Columbia

§ 21–2603.03. Additional notice if power of attorney authorizes real estate transactions.

If a power of attorney authorizes the agent to sell, grant, or release any interest in real property, it shall be executed in the same manner as a deed and shall be recorded with or prior to the deed executed pursuant to the power of attorney. If the power of attorney is recorded before the deed executed pursuant to the power of attorney, the deed shall include a recording date and instrument number reference of where the original recorded power of attorney is located in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds. All powers of attorney executed in accordance with this section shall contain on the top of the front page, the following words:

"This power of attorney authorizes the person named below as my agent to sell, lease, grant, encumber, release, or otherwise convey an interest in my real property and to execute deeds and other instruments for me. I give my agent this power for (initial one):

"(___) All my real property.

"(___) Only the specific property described as follows: ____________________________________________________________."