tenant for life


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tenant for life

a person entitled under a trust to the use of or income from property for the duration of his life.
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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 .
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.