principal mansion house

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The main house (other than a farmhouse or a house whose accompanying garden, park, and grounds occupy less than 25 acres) comprised in a settlement of land. Under the Settled Land Act 1925, if the terms of the settlement so provide, the tenant for life cannot sell the principal mansion house without the consent of the trustees or the court. Consent is necessary under a settlement made before 1926 unless its terms dispense with the requirement.

Subjects: Law.

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