My question involves real estate located in the State of: Colorado.
So sorry if this was miscategorized; I had a hard time figuring where my question might go.
My friend has recently been named the power of attorney for an elderly person who is unable to manage their own affairs. I am considering moving in with this elderly person to act as their caretaker. The elderly person owns the home. However, a close relative of the elderly person lives in the home, and has for at least the past 25 years. The relative has assuredly paid no rent for at least two years, most likely for much longer. The relative is a hoarder, is cluttering the property and does nothing to maintain it. Furthermore, the relative has never done anything for the elderly person's care. The relative is difficult to get along with and I foresee issues with cohabitation.
What are my friend's rights as the homeowner's power of attorney? Could my friend evict the relative at any time? What are the relative's rights as far as their residency in the home? Could the relative sue for adverse possession, and take the home since they've occupied the property for so long?
Just a place to start reading would be really helpful, thanks so much in advance for any help.