Life Tenant Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Life Tenant.

Life Tenant (noun)

A Life Tenant refers to a person who has the legal right to use and live in a particular property throughout their lifetime. This right ceases upon their death, and the property then generally reverts back to the original owner or to a pre-determined recipient. A life tenant does not have the right to bequeath the property to anyone in their will as their control over the property ends when they die.