The range of authority given depends on the language of the document. It can be very broad with a wide range of authority, or very specific and be limited to a single action. For example, a Power of Attorney may be used to delegate authority to another the right to buy a home, car, boat or some other type of property. It may also be used to permit another to sign contracts, access bank accounts, pay bills, sign personal checks, or anything alike for the principal. This document has power to grant others any legal act that the principal has the right to do.
However, there are some things that the agent may not do, regardless if the Power of Attorney states otherwise. For example, he may not practice law in Florida, unless he is a licensed member of The Florida Bar. The agent may not vote in any public election on the behalf of the principal, nor establish or revoke a will for the principal, or perform any personal service in which the principal was previously contracted to perform, just to name a few. Moreover, though the agent has the right to perform the actions granted in the Power of Attorney, he does not have a legal obligation to perform such actions. On the other hand, if the agent assumes the responsibility, he has a duty to act prudently. There are many important uses of a Power of Attorney.