He bought the freehold of these properties in 1799.
A chance to buy the freehold in 1846 for £10,000 was missed, and it would have cost £25,000 by the 1860s.
By 1882, the club members had raised sufficient funds to buy the freehold.
The villagers formed a committee and rented the shop from the local church, which had bought the freehold.
In 1905 Tottenham raised enough money to buy the freehold to the land and became permanent owners of the ground.
It was not long before enough money had been amassed to buy the freehold.
And now private tenants in flats can get together to buy the freehold from their landlord too.
Thus, for example, a water authority does not need to buy the freehold in land in order to run a sewer through it.
The library rented the house from 1845, and in 1879 bought the freehold.
At first the company rented the hall, and was later able to buy the freehold for £1,250.