Responsibilities of Life Tenant

Has anyone come across anything that really clarifies in layman’s terms what the duties of a life tenant are when a life interest trust over land refers to the tenant keeping the property in a good state of repair - particularly with regard to minor plumbing matters etc. and things that a tenant under a tenancy agreement would not normally be expected to pay for. I can of course explain to the trustees their duty to maintain capital value etc. but the life tenant is approaching her occupancy like a tenant under a tenancy agreement…

Justine Alford
Burningham & Brown Solicitors