Ground rent is a regular payment made by the owner/lessee of a leasehold property to the Freeholder, as required under
the terms of a lease. The ground rent is created when a freehold piece of land or a building is sold on a long lease.
The lease will specify when the ground rent increases and by how much. In a typical 99 year lease the ground rent might
be set at £200.00 per annum for the first 20 years and then increase to £400.00 per annum for the next 20 years and so
on until the lease expires.
If you do not pay the ground rent when it has been legally demanded, the Landlord can take you to court
to recover the debt.
We may not have your correct contact details. Please contact us providing your up to date details.
Receipts are only provided if payment is made by cheque or postal order and is accompanied by a
stamped addressed envelope.
If you think we have the wrong information, please contact us in writing to advise us of the
details you believe to be incorrect.
Please contact our offices and we will be happy to provide you with a duplicate
Please check your bank statement and if your cheque was cashed prior to receiving another
demand then please contact us immediately. In order for us to process your payment speedily,
please ensure that you endorse on the back of the cheque the address of your property and
property reference number.
We accept payment by cheque, BACs or postal order.
Unfortunately we do not offer direct debit, however you may set up an annual standing order
directly with your bank ensuring that you quote the property reference number so we may allocate
the payment correctly to your account.
Ground rent is payable in accordance with the terms of the lease. Your solicitor should have
advised you of this obligation when you purchased your property. It is a contractual arrangement
rather than a payment for services.
Unfortunately we are not always advised on a timely basis of changes in ownership. Please
contact us and we will inform you of what steps are necessary to rectify the matter. If you
recently purchased the property you may wish to confirm with your solicitor that we were
Please contact us and we will update our records.
We would require a corresponding address for the owner and would appreciate it if you could
pass our correspondence to the owner or letting agent.
The period covered should be highlighted on your rent notice. Please consult your lease for
Certainly. Please contact us with your request.
We send rent notices to all lessees in accordance with current legislation. If it has not
reached you please contact us and we will be happy to send you a duplicate.
Ground rent relates to a property rather than an individual. You will be liable for any ground
rent dating back to a maximum of 6 years in accordance with the Limitation Act 1980. Your solicitor
should have advised you of any outstanding ground rent at the time of your purchase.