Property I

Contingent


A contingent remainder is one

  1. with a condition precedent before the remainder-holder can take possession or
  2. one that is given to an unascertained person.
Condition Precedent

A condition precedent means that something has to happen before the remainder-holder can take possession.

It's like being subject to a condition subsequent, but backwards. Something has to happen before the natural termination of the preceding estate.

e.g. O to A for life, then to B if B has reached 25 years old.