235. Lives should be specified.

A lease for life without mentioning the life which was to define its duration was formerly deemed to be for the tenant's life1, unless the landlord might lawfully grant a lease for his own life but not for the tenant's life in which case the lease was taken to be for the landlord's life2. Similar principles would, it seems, apply in deciding upon the end of whose life the term for 90 years, into which leases for lives are now converted3, would become determinable by notice. It is always desirable that the life should be clearly specified in the