Freehold (Scots law)

Freehold (Scots law)

Freehold, also called frank-tenement and franktenement is an interest in immovable property where there is no stated end date, where immovable property might be land and all that naturally goes with it, such as a building or trees or underground resources, but not such things as wagons or livestock (which are movable).

Conditions that apply must have no determinable end date (examples are a life-long holding, or a holding until future marriage). [cite web
title = Scottish Language Dictionaries
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title = The Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707
publisher = K.M. Brown et al eds (St Andrews, 2007), 1605/6/39
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last = Shumaker
first = Walter A.
coauthors = George Foster Longsdorf
title = The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary
edition = Second Edition by James C. Cahill
year = 1922
publisher = Callaghan and Company
location = Chicago

Additional explanations

A substantial freehold means a "large" holding. In medieval times, this came to mean a holding worth at least 40s Scots.

ources and References

ee also

* Fee simple

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