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    • philng
    • By philng 10th Jun 17, 10:18 PM
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    Chief rent non payment
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    • 10th Jun 17, 10:18 PM
    Chief rent non payment 10th Jun 17 at 10:18 PM
    We bought a property with a £20 yearly chief rent in 1996 and up until 2009 the yearly standing order was paid successfully.
    Since 2010 the standing order has been paid and then on same day recredited to my account but I have received no contact off the chief rent holder for non payment.
    I suspect he may have died and the receiving account closed.
    I am aware that by 2037 all chief rents will be extinguished but have read something somewhere that this can be done earlier 6 or 12 years after non claim of non payment ?
    Can anyone advise?
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    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 10th Jun 17, 10:22 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 10:22 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 10:22 PM
    We bought a property with a £20 yearly chief rent in 1996 and up until 2009 the yearly standing order was paid successfully.
    Since 2010 the standing order has been paid and then on same day recredited to my account but I have received no contact off the chief rent holder for non payment.
    I suspect he may have died and the receiving account closed.
    I am aware that by 2037 all chief rents will be extinguished but have read something somewhere that this can be done earlier 6 or 12 years after non claim of non payment ?
    Can anyone advise?
    Originally posted by philng
    Might be best to get this thread moved to:
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 10th Jun 17, 10:22 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 10:22 PM
    We bought a property with a £20 yearly chief rent in 1996 and up until 2009 the yearly standing order was paid successfully.
    Since 2010 the standing order has been paid and then on same day recredited to my account but I have received no contact off the chief rent holder for non payment.
    I suspect he may have died and the receiving account closed.
    I am aware that by 2037 all chief rents will be extinguished but have read something somewhere that this can be done earlier 6 or 12 years after non claim of non payment ?
    Can anyone advise?
    Originally posted by philng
    Ask you bank if they can shed any light to why this is happening also have you tried to contact the chief rent holder
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 11th Jun 17, 1:00 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 1:00 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 1:00 PM
    It's possible that the account has been closed for a lot longer, before 2010 the SO probably went as a BACS payment and could well have ended up in a suspense account. In 2010 the banks may have switched to Faster Payments so there would be a check on the status of the receiving account before the payment was sent, and if it was closed the payment would be recredited to your account.
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