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What I need to know is can we take the property over now, or is there nothing we can do until he passes away?
Yes, you can file an action against him in court for "Waste", which is the legal term when a life tenant is not taking care of or paying the taxes and upkeep on a life tenant property interest, and have a judge issue an order that his life estate is terminated. Then your and siblings remainder interest is accelerated to full legal possession. This is something that you would need a local FL real estate attorney to assist with getting the life estate terminated.