This study is concerned with the effect of condemnation proceedings upon future interests. The problems which arise are chiefly whether the owner of a future interest has such an interest in land as to be awarded a share of the fund given as compensation for the land, and if he does have such an interest as to be awarded a share, how it will be determined or apportioned to him and at what time. The first part of the study is a consideration of the question: what types of future interests are compensable? The second part involves an examination of the condemnation statutes of the various states to determine how the award is apportioned to owners of future interests; and, where the statutes are silent or employ very general terms, an examination of the cases for this purpose is also included. Landlord and tenant problems are excluded, since they require separate treatment, due in part to the contractual provisions involved.