Qualified Fee land interest | Determinable Fee

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A Qualified Fee land interest is a fee interest limited, or modified in some way, so that the beneficiary may not hold the land forever. "A base or qualified fee is such a one as has a qualification subjoined thereto, and which must be determined whenever the qualification annexed to it is at an end", 2 Bl Comm 109. A 'qualified fee' land interest or a 'determinable fee' is a fee interest like any other, in that it may last forever, but it has a limitation that was attached when the estate was … [Read more...]

Determinable Fee Estate | Determinable Fee Simple

determinable fee estate

Determinable Fee Estate 1.In English law, for 'determinable fee estate' see determinable fee simple. 2.(US)A determinable fee estate is an interest in land that is granted to a person and his heirs, but subject to a qualification that the duration of the estate must end upon the occurrence of an event that may, or may not, happen. For example, a fee held for as long as the property is used for a particular purpose. For example, land is granted as long a it is used as a school. Or, as long … [Read more...]

Conditional Fee Estate | Qualified Fee Simple Estate

conditional fee estate

Conditional Fee Estate A fee estate that was limited to a specified donee and a given class of heirs, exclusive of others, and which reverted to the original donor of the estate, or his heirs, in the event of a failure of the requisite issue. “A conditional fee, at common law, was a fee restrained to some particular heir, exclusive of others”, 2 Bl Comm 110. The fee was ‘conditional’ as long as the specified class of heir remained unborn. “At common law estates limited to the … [Read more...]