leasehold v freehold If you're a freeholder, you own the building and land that your property is built on outright. Whereas a lease is for a fixed period, a freehold interest in the land, gives you the maximum interest that can be held in England and Wales, and it will never expire unless you decide to sell or transfer.

It's your name that will be in the land registry as “freeholder” who owns the “title absolute”. 



If you are a freeholder, you:

  • Will not have to pay ground rent. Ground rent is rent that must be paid by the owner of a building to the owner of the land on which it is built)
  • Will have the responsibility of maintaining the structure of the building including the roof and the outside walls.


Contact information

If you would like to contact Axiom Housing Association please call our Customer Services team on 01733 347135.
Alternatively, email us at:, fax a message on 01733 295520 or send a text message to 07799 760764.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5pm, Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. For emergency repairs out of hours call our 24-7 freephone* 0800 585 699.
Axiom House, Cottesmore Close, Netherton, Peterborough, PE3 9TP.
*please note that calls to this number are not free when calling from a mobile phone