The owned amount of brine was inheritable, but only to male descendants. Surviving women, however, could claim compensation for their livelihood. Brine could also be sold, exchanged or mortgaged, which happened quite often in Halle. As a result, the owners changed again and again, but they always belonged to the upper class.
The feudal bond was converted into free, hereditary property in 1722. This meant that for the first time women could dispose of her amount of brine on an equal footing. From 1730, they were also granted the right to boil.