life estate

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Synonyms for life estate

(law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it

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In general terms, this is the situation that Shakespeare depicts: Richard, the wasting tenant for life, is forced by "him who hath .
30) Further, if Richard is only a tenant for life of the Crown, Bolingbroke can be no more than this himself, in expectancy.
Additionally, many suburban unit owners and sponsors have been unwilling to accept harsh rent regulations and have kept units vacant because once a tenant comes in, they are a tenant for life.
The individual thought he was doing the right thing by offering a unit for a lease term and then found out the guy was the tenant for life.