Hello, My father has had dementia for 3 years and is in a care home which Is partly funded. Mum stayed in their house for 2 years until she fell and broke her shoulder, she could not look after herself so came to stay with me for her recovery, she then broke her hip 3 months later so did not go home and continued to stay with me. She does not want to go back to her house as its to far from me and wants to sell the house and buy another nearer me. While staying with me she has had direct payment funding from my LA to pay for her to go to a care home for a shower and hair wash as my bathroom is not suitable for her to use. ) Will it look like we have left the property empty for a year on purpose ? Does she need permission from the Local Authority and Court of protection.? I am in the process of court of protection for my father as I was advised mum would not be allowed to sell without this..