Thank you. This is actually not an uncommon question and the answer is very simple. Even though your aunt may have power of attorney, and she can deal with all of your great aunt’s effects as though they were her own, albeit only for your great aunt’s benefit, probably the only thing that she can’t deal with is your great aunt’s will.
The only person that can change your great aunts will is your great aunt.
The answer is very simple.
BUT if you can get a copy of the will, so much the better because don’t be at all surprised if your aunt decides that she wants to commit fraud and tears up the will and says that it never existed and of course then the house would be dealt with under the terms of intestacy which may disadvantage you.
Alternatively, there may be an earlier will which was favourable to the niece and she may want to rely on that.
I’m sorry to be cynical but I have seen all this happen before.
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