Most people associate leasehold to flats but there are over 750,000 leasehold houses i.e. single dwellings.
Most of these leasehold houses are in the West Midlands and the North of England although there are some in the Cardiff area and the Medway Towns whilst others are dotted around the country.
Most owners of leasehold houses are able to purchase the freehold of their property under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, whence the property will become freehold thus increasing the value of their homes. Purchasing the freehold of a leasehold house is called enfranchisement.