This note explains the legal requirements for the billing of ground rents for residential properties.

A notice must be issued in the prescribed form for any ground rent to be legally due. See Appendix below for the English version of the notice.

In April 2011 the Government issued a correction to amend the notes to the prescribed notice.

Covering Topics

  • Overview
  • The Prescribed Form Of Notice
  • To What Address?
  • How Is Service Of The Notice Achieved?
  • Timing Of The Notices
  • Interest And Other Charges For Overdue Payments Of Rent
  • Some Alternatives For Coping With Notices
  • Direct Debits
  • Recovery
  • Enforcement: Don’t forget about the Lease
  • Further Information
  • Form Of Rent Demand Notice

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