If O conveys property “to A for life, then to B’s heirs” and A predeceases B, at common law the heirs’ interest is void under the __________.
The Rule of Destructability of CRs
At common law, a CR had to vest prior to or upon termination of the preceding estate or it was destroyed.
By the conveyance, O attempted to create a LE in A and a CR in B’s heirs. However, if A predeceases B, there are no heirs of B to take possession (because one’s “heirs” are not determined until her death) so the remainder is destroyed, leaving a LE in A and a reversion in O.