Section 676: Apportionments
2581.This section applies where successive interests apply to only part of the residue. In other words, the residuary estate is divided up and one or more of the successive interests provisions apply to a part or parts of that estate. It also applies where one of the interests covers the whole estate and the other interest covers part of it.
2582.In such circumstances, it is possible that a subsequent interest does not cover exactly the same part of the residuary estate as the interest which preceded it. For example, a limited interest holder may give up half his or her interest, thus accelerating the interest of the absolute interest holder. Only half the share of the residuary income and half the net amounts of the limited interest holder would be needed for the calculation of whether the absolute interest holder has an assumed income entitlement in accordance with section 672(2). The section provides for just and reasonable apportionments to be made in these circumstances.
2583.The section is new. See Change 110 in Annex 1.