Definitions for "Life interest"
The right to receive the income from, or to enjoy the occupation of, property for the lifetime of the life tenant. In Scotland, it is called a liferent. It will usually arise under the terms of a trust deed or Will but may arise by operation of law. When the life tenant dies, the property does not pass with his estate but goes to the beneficiaries identified by the document that set up the trust. However, the value of the property may be charged to inheritance tax on the death of the life tenant.
A common form of interest in possession in settled property where a person has an interest for the duration of their lifetime.
the right to use property or receive income from a trust for the duration of one's lifetime.