freeholder

freeholder free‧hold‧er [ˈfriːhəʊldə ǁ -hoʊldər] noun [countable]
PROPERTY LAW someone who owns freehold land or property:

• The freeholder may of course sell the land or property subject to the leaseholder's interest being maintained.

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freeholder UK US /ˈfriːhəʊldər/ noun [C] mainly UK PROPERTY, LAW
someone who owns the freehold on a building or piece of land: »

Buildings insurance on flats is usually paid for by the freeholder and then charged to leaseholders as part of the annual service charge.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • freeholder — free·hold·er n: the owner of a freehold estate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. freeholder …   Law dictionary

  • Freeholder — Free hold er, n. (Law) The possessor of a freehold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • freeholder — UK [ˈfriːhəʊldə(r)] / US [ˈfrɪˌhoʊldər] noun [countable] Word forms freeholder : singular freeholder plural freeholder the person who owns the freehold on a building or piece of land …   English dictionary

  • freeholder — The owner of a freehold. One who owns lands, having an estate of inheritance or an estate for life, not merely a contingent or an expectant estate. State ex rel. Cain v Toomey, 27 SD 37, 129 N W 563. For the purpose of qualification as a voter in …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Freeholder — A freeholder can refer to:* one who holds title to real property in Fee simple * an official of county government in the State of New Jersey *A proprietor who holds a piece of land outright and has the right to lease, rent or sell as he pleases …   Wikipedia

  • Freeholder — Free|hol|der 〈[fri:hoʊldə(r)] m. 3; in England〉 lehnsfreier Landbesitzer [engl. „Besitzer eines Freisassengutes“] * * * Free|hol|der [ fri:hoʊldə], der; s, s [engl. freeholder] (hist.): lehnsfreier Grundeigentümer in England …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Freeholder — Free|hol|der [...houldɐ] der; s, s <aus engl. freeholder »Freisasse«> lehnsfreier Grundeigentümer in England …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • freeholder — [[t]fri͟ːhoʊldə(r)[/t]] freeholders N COUNT A freeholder is someone who owns the freehold to a particular piece of land …   English dictionary

  • freeholder — One having title to realty; either of inheritance or for life; either legal or equitable title. A person who possesses a freeholder estate; i.e. the owner of a freehold …   Black's law dictionary

  • freeholder — freehold ► NOUN 1) permanent and absolute tenure of land or property with freedom to dispose of it at will. 2) chiefly Brit. a piece of land or property held by such tenure. DERIVATIVES freeholder noun …   English terms dictionary

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