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The Laws of War on Land. Oxford, 9 September 1880.
Part II : Application of general principles #II. Occupied territory #C. Rules of conduct with regard to property #(a) Public property - Art. 52.
Art. 52. The occupant can only act in the capacity of provisional administrator in respect to real property, such as buildings, forests, agricultural establishments, belonging to the enemy State (Article 6
It must safeguard the capital of these properties and see to their maintenance.