Definition of freehold in English:

freehold

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Pronunciation: /ˈfriːhəʊld
 
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chiefly British

noun

[mass noun]
1Permanent and absolute tenure of land or property with freedom to dispose of it at will. Often contrasted with leasehold.
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  • 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 [count noun] A piece of land or property held by freehold: an opportunity to purchase the adjoining freehold
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  • 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.

adjective

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Held by or having the status of freehold: freehold tenure
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  • 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.

Derivatives

freeholder

noun
More 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.

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