The charity had offered to sell the freeholds
to properties but no householder had so far taken the offer up, she said.
A spokesperson for Persimmon said: "We have been in discussions with a small number of residents to confirm to them that they may purchase the freeholds
after a two-year period of ownership, and that Persimmon is committed to retaining ownership until then.
13 January 2015 - UK-based port operator Associated British Ports has acquired the freeholds
of Marchwood and Cracknore Hard Industrial Estates as an addition to its existing holdings in the city and on Southampton Water, the company said on Tuesday.
But his informant has a very eccentric interpretation of our proposal to raise money by being prepared to sell the freehold
interests it owns of the villas around the Park, which are on long leases.
On September 29, 1920, Huddersfield Corporation bought all the freeholds
which had been owned by the Ramsden family for 300 years for pounds 1.3m, a large fortune in those days.
"There is a general shortage of smaller industrial units throughout the county, especially around Bromsgrove, (due to its close proximity to both the M5 and M42) where there is a micro-market boosting freehold
prices by as much as between 25 per cent and 50 per cent for new readily available premises," added Mr Dillon.
QI viewed a property recently which had something called a flying freehold
. What exactly is this, and is it a problem?
Quoted in this month's Real Business magazine, Johnson said of the GRA group "we have a lot of valuable freehold
property in the business" with the sentiment predictably leading to speculation about Risk Capital's long-term strategy for its pounds 50 million investment, especially as Johnson is also said to view greyhound racing as an industry in decline.
There are many other benefits to freehold
ownership according to Bob Tattrie, managing director for Alfred McAlpine Developments.
However, the 1985 Housing Act states that there is an exception for charities which own freeholds
, which are not obliged to extend a lease or sell the freehold
for houses on their land.
Acquiring the two freeholds
from pub group Punch will open new trading opportunities for the non-food side of the business and let it expand further, it said.
Whatever the law, it is morally wrong and very distasteful that companies which buy freeholds
should be able to profit out of this situation by charging people massive sums to continue living in their own homes.