24. The Crown.

Subject to certain special provisions applying to particular types of lease1, the Crown Estate Commissioners2 may lease any land of the Crown Estate for any purpose whatever for any term not exceeding 100 years3.

The Chancellor and Council of the Duchy of Lancaster4 may lease land forming part of the possessions of the Duchy on such terms as they think fit; but no lease may be so granted unless the Chancellor and Council are satisfied that the consideration for the grant of the lease is in all the circumstances the best consideration in money or money's worth which can reasonably