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Ground Rent..Northern Ireland

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derrynoose | 15:03 Sun 19th Sep 2010 | Law
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I was quite surprised recently to be told by a friend that he and his neighbours pay ground rent to the developer of the estate in which he lives. I had thought that the collection of ground rent is a thing of the past. Does anyone know the law on this one? Thanks.

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I know that my sister pays £10 a year ground rent on a small terraced house in Belfast. It hardly seems worth their while collecting it.
isn't ground rent payable when your place is freehold rather than leasehold?
Wrong way round. Leasehold means you pay ground rent.
This is in Northern Ireland.
It seems to hark back to the good old days when huge swathes of land were granted to the English. I ignore all demands I get from the estate of an English member of the landed gentry, Lord So-and-So, one example of a rich absentee landlord.
If he needs my few pounds so badly, he can come and collect them.

sandyRoe
Multiply this £10 by thousands or even tens of thousands. That makes it worth their while.

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