In relation to an instrument taking effect on or after the commencement of the Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 20091 all rights of entry affecting a legal estate which are exercisable on condition broken or for any other reason may be exercisable by any person and the persons deriving title under him2.
Where the 2009 Act does not apply, rights of entry affecting a legal estate which are exercisable on condition broken or for any other reason may after 31 December 1925 be made exercisable, in regard to an estate in fee simple other than a rentcharge held for a legal
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