Estate on Limitation

Definition of Estate on Limitation

An estate originated by the use of words denoting duration of time, such as while, during, so long as, and the like and when designated limitative event happens, such estate ends naturally without any re-entry and property reverts to grantor. Carpender v. City of New Brunswick, 135 N.J.Eq. 397, 39 A.2d 40, 43. Sometimes referred to as “base fee”, “qualified fee”, “determinable fee”, or “fee simple defeasible”. Lehigh Valley R. Co. v. Chapman, 35 N.J. 177, 171 A.2d 653, 657.

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