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Ground rent

This is a regular payment by the leaseholder to the landlord or freeholder under the terms of a lease.

It is usually a small amount, such as £100 a year, and is sometimes called ‘peppercorn’ rent. Your lease will include details of the amount of the ground rent, how often it should be paid and to whom.

Your landlord will probably send you a reminder to pay but you should pay it even if you do not receive one. If you do not pay the Ground Rent then you can be taken to court by your landlord.