Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:24 PM
You don't say what's up with this farm property, but someone should at
least be renting it out. If you get appointed administrator of the
estate and someone else is using the property, you're free to seek
market rent to the estate.
The house should have been rented the entire time, my mom was at the assisted living home, but my sister did not want to clean the place and even though I would have been happy to do so, I was never told it was needed. My youngest daughter and I stayed in the home, for four days, while there for my moms services and slept on the floor. The walls had just been painted, but the carpets were a mess and had not been cleaned. There were some spots of heavy organic material, I will not elaborate about on the carpet, but the house could not be rented until the carpets are cleaned. She has had all these years, to clean that place up and it seems to me, if she truly had interest in my mom staying in the assisted living home for as long as possible, she would have used some of the money either that my mom had or from the loan to have the carpets cleaned and rented it out, to add to my mom's income. Also, several years back, my mom told me she had seen a doctor about a knee replacement and the doctor told her she was an excellent candidate. My mom told me, she was told if it was successful, she should be able to return home. The next time I spoke with her, Mom told me, my sister had questioned that the surgery may be considered elective and her GM insurance may not cover it, so Mom abandoned the idea and nothing I could say would change her mind. I say this only to show, that I do not believe my sister wanted Mom to go back home, for whatever reason and that she did not truly have our mom's best interests at heart. My mother's knee was sideways and the surgery would never have been considered elective. I used to work in the health care industry and I know this to be true. It was just my sister bullying my mother, by scaring her.
I wanted to go back up and take my carpet cleaner and work on selling or renting the home, but my sister would not agree. I tried to find out from the attorney handling the state what my rights were, but he just told me to either get an attorney or talk to my sister. I was successful in selling two homes in Vegas, sold by owner, I have experience in this matter, but she wants to run the show. I know I will get something either way, but it is principal and if, since I can not be sure, my sister has already stolen from my mother, she should not get away with it and be rewarded with half of what is remaining.