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I have a life estate, my term boyfriend (20 yrs), passed

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I have a life estate, my long term boyfriend (20 yrs), passed away he had the home in a life estate, presently i have sole control, the property will pass to his children upon my death - is this an issue regarding ownership? Re: 1946.50, lodger?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Gerald-Esquire replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Gerald-Esquire replied 11 months ago.


Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

A Life Estate in Real Property is completely different than the concept of a lodger. A Lodger is a person who lives in a single family home either as a guest, or asa person who rents a room.

A person who holds a Life Estate has an ownership interest in the Real Property. It is not complete ownership, rather it is a limited ownership. Essentially you have the right to live in and use the property for the term of your life. Once you pass away the "Remainderman" receives the estate back to him in full ownership - also known as fee simple ownership.

As a Life Tenant you can not be evicted because you are not a lease holder or a tenant, but rather an actual owner.

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