The land that PerfectIrishGift.com is selling is not freehold, but is not simple leasehold either. There are two main reasons for this:
i. With a number of different people owning the different plots of land, and visiting their plots, if we sold freehold ownership then landowners could compromise the untouched natural beauty of the area by erecting flag poles, digging large holes, etc. Every land owner should be free to enjoy their land in its rural setting, so we must restrict what people do on their plot in order for this to be possible.
ii. We provide a renewable 20 year leasehold ownership. This is renewable AT NO CHARGE after 20 years, and again indefinitely after that in periods of 20 years. Our aim is not to restrict the term of ownership to 20 years, but to work within the limitations of the leasehold ownership laws. We will email every land owner when their 20 year term is approaching and ask them to renew their leasehold by notifying us they wish to do so, free of charge. If we are unable to contact a land owner, we will not resell or ‘take back’ the plot – we will keep the records on file until eventually we hear from the land owner or person acting on their behalf. In short, the land will be assigned to you forever once you make a purchase, but we attempt to contact you every 20 years to ensure our records are updated.