A remainder is a 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 life estate or a 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 reversion.