Estate in real property that gives the owner the greatest power over the title. It establishes the title of real property in the owner without limitation or end.
In land ownership, complete interest in a property, subject only to governmental powers. Also referred to as Fee Simple.
The highest estate known at law. A freehold estate of indefinite duration, incapable of being defeated by conditions or limitations. Sometimes simply called fee or fee estate. Back to the Top
A term now used synonymously with fee simple.
The maximum possible estate or right of ownership of real property, continuing forever.
The most complete, unlimited form of ownership of real property.
an estate of indefinite or potentially infinite duration
Another term for fee simple.
The greatest estate one can have in real property; of indefinite duration; with no conditions or restrictions on the use of the land other than public ones, such as zoning regulations; freely transferable or inheritable. Also known as the Fee.
(Commonly called fee simple) A term describing the total interest a person may have in land. Such an estate is not qualified by any other interest and passes upon the death of the owners to the heirs free from any conditions.
See absolute fee simple title (fee simple).
Also called fee simple absolute, this type of ownership is the maximum interest a person can have in a piece of real estate. It entitles the owner to use the property in any manner they see fit, in accordance with state and local laws.
The greatest estate one can have in real property; i.e., having no qualifications or limitations.
Often called a fee or fee simple; the most comprehensive ownership of real property known to the law; the largest bundle of ownership rights possible in real estate. In modern estates, the terms "Fee" and "Fee Simple" are substantially synonymous. The term "Fee" is of Old English derivation. "Fee Simple Absolute" is an estate in real property, by which the owner has the greatest power over the title which it is possible to have, being an absolute estate. In modern use, it expressly establishes the title of real property in the owner, limitation or end. He may dispose of it by deed or trade or will, as he/she chooses. It is also defined as the most complete ownership in land or as the most complete bundle of rights one can have in land.
An estate limited absolutely to an owner and his/her heirs in perpetuity and without limitation, entitling the owner to all of the property involved as well as having unlimited ability to divide it among his heirs.
Fee simple absolute(FSA) is a real estate term in which the owner is entitled to the entire property with unconditional power of disposition during the owner's life, and the property descends to the owner's heirs and legal representatives upon the owner's death intestate.