Quiz - how well do you understand your lease?
Understand the key things you should know about your lease. If you are a purchaser, this can help make sure your solicitor has covered all of these points and explained them clearly to you.
The law requires the landlord to send you a demand in a prescribed form before you are liable to pay ground rent.
You are not liable to pay ground rent unless the landlord has sent the demand in the correct form. If you are selling the property and are required by the buyer to pay any outstanding ground rent, than you would need to follow the advice from your conveyancer as to how you approach the landlord and settle any outstanding amounts.
Please note that the landlord can only go back 6 years to demand ground rent if they have not sent you any demand to collect the ground rent.
More information you might find useful:
- Form of Rent Demand Notice (PDF)
- Service Charges and other issues: Ground rent
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Ground Rent
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