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My two step-brothers have power of attorney over my mothers

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My two step-brothers have power of attorney over my mother's estate and do not share information on how they are managing her money with either myself or their other step-sibling.
Do we have a right to ask for sight of the accounts to ensure that they are spending her money responsibly?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Do you have any specific concerns about the way they are dealing with your mother's income and capital?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It is more the not knowing.
One brother used money to fund his daughter and children
to visit our mother (air fares from US), but the other who is
mainly in charge gives no information - I suspect he has used
sone for his daughter too, but can't be sure.
Given what was happening, I asked for money for my
daughter - originally refused but then conceded to.
One brother says there is around £500k in the estate, but the one
who is mainly in charge says 'there's not much money'.
Given that there are 4 of us due to inherit I would simply
like to see more transparency.
Thanks
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
I am afraid that you are not entitled to copies of the accounts.
However if you have reason to believe that the Power is being used for purposes other than the benefit of your mother then you can report the matter to the Office Of the pUblic Guardian - which DOES have the power to insist on an accounting
Details here
https://www.gov.uk/report-concern-about-attorney-deputy
Please ask if you need further information
Clare
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