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My mother has a revocable trust and poa in Texas. Her house is said to be unliveable was it the poa or the trust responsibility for the upkeep of the house or the poa in the state of texas

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state this is in? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?

Texas. No paperwork yet just appraisals so far of the dwelling

Lawyer's Assistant: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?

I don't have anything yet just quoting what the trust company has said. Just wondering my brother was her POA and I thought it was his tesponsibility for the upkeep on her house.

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A general POA confers no obligation to take affirmative steps in the care of the principal's property, in the absence of specific instructions to the contrary. A POA merely allows a person to act in another's behalf.

A trust, on the other hand, would confer actual responsibility on the trustee to manage and maintain assets titled to the trust.

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