A Freehold Estate is an estate of uncertain duration.
|•||A freehold estate lasts at least a person's lifetime.|
|•||A freehold estate may terminate at a person's death (life estate).|
|•||A freehold estate may continue after a person's death (fee simple estate).|
The termination date of a freehold estate cannot be determined by use of a calendar. A leasehold estate is not a freehold estate since it terminates on a definite date that can be marked on a calendar and may last less than the leaseholder's lifetime.