Only the owner of property can make decisions as to that property-such as whether to rent it out, sell it etc. A power of attorney expires upon the death of the principal (the person who gave the other person (the agent) power to act on their behalf.
As such, if the individual is not the true owner, nor a representative of the estate (ie Letters Testamentary issued by a court) then that person would not have authority to lease the property and any lease would be void. The person can also be sued for any economic damage suffered as a result of the fraud (ie moving costs, attorney fees).
One can verify with the local probate court clerk whether probate has been opened; if not one can check at the county recorder's office to see if the deed is held in trust- if this person is the trustee, they can rent out the house if the trust so provides.
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