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Hello again, Dorothy.I apologize for the delay but someone sent your question to the wrong category and I had to request a moderator open it for me so I could provide your answer. Since the trustee and your partner's son are not providing any assistance, you could obtain a copy of the deed from the local recorder's office. If you contact the county recorder's office, they could perform a chain of title search and obtain a copy of the deed which grants you the life estate, which is an ownership interest in the property, so the son is NOT your landlord. You own the property at this point until you release your ownership interest or pass away, so that statement by the son appears to be false.Here is a link to a county recorder's office in FL. If you are in a different county and would like to me to look for the website in your area, please let me know in which county your property is located.http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/public-records/The trustee should provide you with evidence that the expenses and insurance are being paid as well, so I would send a written request to them, after you have obtained a copy of the deed, and request that proof.
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