What is the difference between Freehold and Leasehold?

There are two main categories of land ownership rights in Japan - freehold and leasehold. Freehold is the most common type of land ownership, although there may be some properties on leasehold land. Leasehold is broken into two types - surface rights and right to lease.

Freehold - Shoyuken.  The absolute ownership of land and building. For freehold apartments, each apartment comes with a shar...


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