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Am I liable to pay arrears of ground rent that accrued prior to me purchasing the property?

You would not usually be personally liable for ground rent arrears which accrued prior to you purchasing the property. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. Your conveyancer should therefore ensure that ground rent payments are up to date before you complete the purchase.


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