A remainder is a [[wex:future_interest|future interest]] in land. It is the right to own and possess the land after the fixed interest of current holder expires. Thus, a remainder can follow a [wex:life estate] or a [[wex:term_of_years|term of years]]. It is created by the use of the phrase "then to" or similar language. For example both "to A for life, then to B" and "to A for 10 years, then to B" give B a remainder. A person who has a remainder is called a remainderman. Contrast with a [[wex:reversion|reversion]].