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Hi Sharon: The most important concern you would want to confirm is that the taxes are being paid on the house. The life tenant is responsible for paying taxes on the home. You would want to make sure that the taxes are being paid. Also, as remaindermen, you are responsible for any capital improvements such as if the roof needs repair, plumbing, electric. If you did a drive by, you could see what the shape of the house is from the outside. She does have a right to live there and you do not have a right to enter the home without her permission. However, if there is an emergency repair necessary, then she should give you entrance, or you would go to court to get it. We can continue to discuss if you want to do so.
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