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freehold

An estate in land for life or in fee. The duration of the interest is undeterminable. The estate may end at some point in the future, but no one can predict the date of termination. Best understood by reference to its opposite, which is a leasehold.

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Housing Minister Kit Malthouse has promised the Government is planning to legislate in order to protect freeholders.
This means that you don't own the land underneath, but rent from the freeholder for a period of time - typically decades or centuries.
A consortium including developer Lend Lease and freeholder Pemberstone will pay more than PS5m to replace the highly flammable facade on two Green Quarter blocks, meaning residents no longer face the prospect of devastating bills.
However, since receiving an acknowledgement from the freeholders, Taliesin Heights Property Management Company Ltd, on August 21, the problem has persisted.
The Camden County Board of Freeholders are co-hosts of this great event.
He formally supported a new bill that would introduce a maximum charge for leaseholders to purchase the freehold, end unfair practice in which leaseholders pay the legal costs of freeholders in tribunal cases, and establish a compensation scheme for cases where leaseholders were misled by property developers.
The freeholders said the matter has been returned to the Monmouth County Solid Waste Advisory Council (SWAC)..
About 2,600 of the required 9,100 piles for the foundation of the 639,000 s/f indoor water and amusement park being added to the site are in place, Armlin told the Freeholders.
Wilson was appointed to the position by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Wilson, a Partner at Kaufman Zita Group in West Trenton, has spent more than 20 years helping various groups and organizations deliver effective messages.
Jo Ball, 60, and Miles Hawthornthwaite, 63, were taken to a remote corner of a seaside golf course and given a unique version of the "birthday bumps," to be formally introduced as Freeholders of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland.