Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Remainder Definition:

A right to future enjoyment or ownership of real property.

Related Terms: Scintilla Juris, Estate, Vana Est Illa Potentia Quae Nunquam Venit In Actum, Life Estate

A right to future enjoyment or ownership of real property.

The "left-over" after property has been conveyed first to another party for their use.

A remainder interest is what if left-over after a life estate has run its course.

Contrary to a reversion, a remainder does not go back to the grantor or his (or her) heirs.


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