At common law, where a term of years becomes vested in the owner for the time being of the reversion immediately expectant on the term, the term is merged in the reversion1. Thus, a person cannot at law be reversioner to himself2. For this purpose, the reversion is deemed to be the greater estate, notwithstanding that it is in fact shorter than the term; hence a term of 1,000 years can be merged in a reversionary term of 500 years3. Even at common law there was no merger if the interests were held by one person in different rights
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and millions of others like it, sign-in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial.
EXISTING USER? SIGN IN
TAKE A FREE TRIAL
0330 161 1234