Definition of reversioner in English:



  • A person who possesses the reversion to a property or privilege.

    • ‘The lessee and the reversioners brought separate actions against the company for an injunction and damages in respect of the nuisance and injury.’
    • ‘This may be particularly important to the freehold reversioner or a remainderman, following on after a tenant for life, who should accordingly make immediate enquiries about such matters as soon as his interest vests in possession.’
    • ‘Warblington Urban District Council shows, this category may include a person in actual possession who has no right to be there, and in any event a reversioner can sue in so far his reversionary interest is affected.’
    • ‘Their value and purpose would be undermined if the security was always defeasible on a transfer of his reversion by the reversioner.’
    • ‘The reasoning in this case is based on the line of authority commencing with Simpson v Savage supra to the effect that a reversioner can only recover for permanent damage to the reversion.’