life estate is created by deed or will. The holder or life tenant is
entitled to the rights in the land for:
- duration of the holder's own life; or
- duration of the life of another.
life tenant is entitled to the use and enjoyment of the land for the
duration of his estate. He has the right to possession but he cannot
sell, destroy, or materially alter the property. The estate is
terminated by the death of the person on whose life it depends.