Definition of freehold in English:
1Permanent and absolute tenure of land or property with freedom to dispose of it at will. Often contrasted with leasehold.
- Title is called feudal or ‘feuhold’ tenure which is the equivalent of freehold and is absolute title.
- I understand it is the same in relation to freehold and leasehold, that you can be convicted of trespass.
- The Crown does not normally make grants to itself in freehold or by lease.
1.1 (the freehold) The ownership of a piece of land or property by permanent tenure.
- Greenwich Council is now buying the freehold on adjacent land formerly occupied by Kent Motors to allow for a more spread-out, spacious building.
- The General Property Trust bought the freehold over the 104 square kilometres in December 1997.
- The county council has now agreed to transfer the freehold of land at Darlingscote Road to the district council.
1.2A piece of land or property held by permanent tenure.
- This has resulted in a starkly contrasting market between leaseholds and freeholds, especially in the sale of going concern businesses.
- The other reason is that York is an increasingly popular shopping centre and freeholds don't come up that often.
- There are fears rents could spiral forcing them out of business and the clubs demolished for housing if the authority presses ahead with an auction of freeholds next month.
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Held by or having the status of freehold.
- The individual claimants are freehold owners and occupiers of their homes in Church Village.
- The valuation assumes a sound freehold title with full vacant possession.
- On 14th February 1996, the freehold interest in the building was transferred to the claimant.
- Example sentences
- Ordinarily, such a person can only sue if he has the right to exclusive possession of the land, such as a freeholder or tenant in possession, or even a licensee with exclusive possession.
- The person most likely to be affected by this change is an intermediate landlord, that is a person who holds a lease from the freeholder, out of which he has granted a sub-lease to the person who is now in actual occupation.
- He submits that the evidence indicated that their continued presence was plainly tolerated and accepted by a succession of freeholders and that that amounted to an implied licence to occupy rather than trespass.
Definition of freehold in:
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