Best interests meeting held for Dad, he's to stay permanently in care home. His house is empty & full of all his things. The house will not need to be sold to pay fees, Dad has sufficient money to pay fees for foreseeable future. There is no POA, Dad wouldn't agree to do it. For various reasons which I won't go into, my brother & I do not wish to become CoP deputies. Instead we have asked Dad's solicitor to apply to the CoP to act as his property & affairs deputy. Assuming the solicitor agrees (currently waiting for their reply to our request) what are my & my brother's responsibilities & rights regarding Dad's house & contents during the months it will take waiting for the deputyship to be granted? We are paying for his garden to be done to try to keep the house looking lived-in and I go every week to check on it, but do we have any right, for instance, to remove possessions of sentimental value to us? Feeling overwhelmed by the emotional aspect of it all, never mind the legalities.