Impeachable for Waste Law and Legal Definition

The phrase impeachable for waste indicates the liability of the life tenant for waste as to conduct in encroaching upon the corpus of the estate. It also indicates the liability of a tenant under a lease for years for waste.

The following is an example of a case law on impeachable for waste:

Impeachable for waste means the tenant for life can not use the property for any purpose which would result in an injury to the inheritance, save those only to which it had been devoted at the time the life estate came into existence. [Swayne v. Lone Acre Oil Co., 98 Tex. 597 (Tex. 1905)].