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Yes the life estate owner can reoccupy the residence.The courts would likely deny the receiver's abandonment claim.Legally he should do this as soon as possible to defeat the claim.
As long as he reoccupies the life estate remains valid here.The life estate tenant has to pay the property taxes and maintain the property.As long as he does this then he retains the life estate until he deceases or is no longer to live there.
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Typically a person who holds a life estate (the "life tenant"), has the right to do anything with the property that a full owner could do during his or her life. Therefore, a life tenant need not live in the property and use it as their home. They rent it out full or part-time (however the rental can’t be for a time longer than the life of the life tenant, since the life tenant only owns an interest during their life.
Moving back in would refute any abandonment claims and is a good idea of you want to protect your rights here.
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