My brother has been living at our father's house and farm since our mother passed away in 2009. My father had to be moved to the nursing home in 2013. My brother is POA over our father. It was agreed that he did not have to pay rent, just pay utilities and minor maintenance costs. My brother is now moving his girlfriend in with him and giving me grief about wanting to charge her rent.
Should she - well that is really up to the family to decide. If you believe your brother is abusing the situation, then you need to speak with him. If your father is still competent, he could revoke the POA and execute another. If you father is not competent, then you could petition for guardianship and allege the brother with POA is not acting in the best interests of your father.
I have been handling various general practice family law, criminal defense, estate, business, and personal injury cases for 20 years. The above answer is not meant to be all-inclusive or contain the absolute answer to fully address all details of your specific case, rights, claims, defenses, etc. Any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice or establish an attorney-client relationship.
As the attorney-in-fact, your brother generally has the authority to use/sell/lease/possess the real estate as he deems proper - assuming traditional language in the POA document. If your father is competent, he could revoke the POA and appoint someone else if he so chooses. If he is not competent, then you could petition for guardianship as Mr. Burkert mentioned in his answer. But at the attorney-in-fact appointed by your father, your brother likely has the legal authority to use the house as he sees fit, even including having his girlfriend move in with him.
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