You can use this service to check if a home is freehold for any property sold since 1995.
Properties last sold before 1995, and some other properties which are excluded won't be included in these records.
You can use the leasehold check service to check if a property is a leasehold when it was last sold.
This doesn't include any other information about the lease, for example when the lease started, or how long it lasts.Leasehold Check
1For transactions recoded since October 2013
When you purchase a freehold property, you own it outright. This means you own both the property itself and the land it's built on.
You'll also be responsible for maintaining the property and land.
You can check if a property is freehold by entering the postcode and selecting the address from the list of properties displayed.
You can check any property, owned by you or someone else, but you won't be able to use this service for properties which haven't sold since 1995.
There are a number of benefits of owning a freehold property, including:
You can buy the freehold from the landlord if at least half of the leaseholders agree to buy a share.
This makes it easy to extend your lease, but there will be other costs involved to buy the leasehold, and set up a company to manage it.
You can find out more from The Leasehold Advisory Service.