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i am looking to buy a piece of property that there is a guy living on that was given liferights to

if i buy it do i have to honor this or can he be made to leave
  • October 08 2013 - Prince George
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There is a lot of land available in the area. Is there a reason you are only considering this piece of property?

  • October 29 2013
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No attorney worth his salt would let you buy this property. If you really want this property offer the guy a buy out......but think about it....if someone has a life estate in a property why would he leave...but what Inwould find out is...who is going to pay the property taxes while he is living on the property?..Maybe wait it out and buy the tax lein.... Good luck! All my best, Christine Sparacino, broker
  • October 08 2013
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No, you can't make the person with the life rights leave.  He can stay there until he dies.

Unless you are okay with this, look at a different property.   It would be a terrible headache, IMHO, unless the guy is going to die in the next few weeks.

  • October 08 2013
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The person living there retains the rights to live there for their lifetime by law,

It may have been granted by a will with a remainder man.  The remainder man may be selling off their interest in the property.

If the property was sold you have to accept it with that encumbrance.
  • October 08 2013
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You will likely not be able to sever the life estate.  Consider consulting with an attorney for clarification.

You can read about what a Life Estate is here.
  • October 08 2013
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