The 'resumption of rent-free lands' simply means the subjection of those lands to the payment of 'land revenue'.
I have thirty of my own, and this cottage we have rent-free for attending to the gate.
The rent-free lands, the best and richest lands of the whole province, were sold,—sold for—what do your Lordships think?
I think of setting up a claim to live in The House at Stratford, rent-free, on the strength of this suggestion.
rent-free lands were given to them, and they were always employed to escort treasure.
These houses it is almost impossible to let; you can scarcely get a decent family to occupy them rent-free.
There is something singularly enticing in the idea of going, rent-free, into a ready-made house.
It was a story of a house where nobody could stay, though the landlord offered it rent-free.
He offered his large stone building just outside the capital limits, rent-free, and it was gladly accepted.
He was willing to give him a fair price for the estate, and let him remain in it rent-free for his life.