Definition of SPECIAL OCCUPANT,


SPECIAL OCCUPANT,

estates. When an estate is granted to a man
and his heirs during the life, of cestui que vie, and the grantee die without
alienation, and while the life for which he held continues, the heir will
succeed, and is called a special occupant. 2 Bl. Com. 259. In the United States
the statute provisions of the different states vary considerably upon this
subject. In New York and New Jersey, special occupancy is abolished. Virginia,
and probably Maryland, follow the English statutes; in Massachusetts and other
states, where the real and personal estates of intestates are distributed in
the same way and manner, the question does not seem to be material. 4 Kent,
Com. 27.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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