Property Law

Part A 1. Define a freehold estate and provide an example of same. 2. Describe the characteristics of freehold estates. 3. Define a life estate and provide an example of same. 4. Discuss the rights and duties of a life tenant.
Part B
1. Identify the parties and summarize the facts of Brokaw v. Fairchild 2. What was the issue decided in this case? 3. What was the outcome of this case? The rule announced? Did the plaintiff or defendant win? 4. Summarize the New York Supreme Court’s reasoning. In other words, how did the Court reach the conclusion it did?