Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0365 Life Estate. No change in ownership of real property occurs when an owner transfers the property to an exempt park district but retains a life estate. As the owner is deemed to be the owner of the fee until termination of the life estate, article XIII A, section 2(b) of the California Constitution relating to declines in value is not applicable because the value of the fee itself has not declined. Under Revenue and Taxation Code section 61(f), a change in ownership occurs when the life estate terminates and the right to possession or enjoyment vests in the remainderman. C 4/13/1981.