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    • yChris
    • By yChris 13th Jun 17, 8:36 AM
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    Ground rent on leasehold
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:36 AM
    Ground rent on leasehold 13th Jun 17 at 8:36 AM
    Hello everyone.

    My first post here.
    We are reviewing our contract and the way it calculates ground rent confused me. Can someone give me a light?

    The exact sentence is..
    "The Indexed Rent for a Review Date shall be determined by multiplying the Initial Rent by the All Items index value of the RPI for the month two months before the month in which that Review Date falls, then dividing the product by the All items index value of the RPI for the Base RPI Month"

    I am not quite sure what does it means by "month two months". Are they trying to double the ground rent every ten years (review every ten years).

    Sorry, I am not a native speaker. Our conveyancer provide terrible service and it is near the exchange date now. I can't fire her.

    Thanks a lot.
    Cheers
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    • SeagullFTB
    • By SeagullFTB 13th Jun 17, 8:53 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:53 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 8:53 AM
    I'm not a mortgage advisor, but I interpreted as they would use the RPI from two months before the review date. So if the ground rent review was in June 2017, they'd use the RPI from April 2017.
    • saajan_12
    • By saajan_12 13th Jun 17, 9:04 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:04 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:04 AM
    The exact sentence is..
    "The Indexed Rent for a Review Date shall be determined by multiplying the Initial Rent by the All Items index value of the RPI for the month that is two months before the month in which that Review Date falls, then dividing the product by the All items index value of the RPI for the Base RPI Month"
    Originally posted by yChris
    Adding a couple of words might make it clearer without changing the meaning. Basically on each Review date, the rent is

    Initial Rent x RPI 2 months before review date / RPI in Base month

    Where
    - RPI means the 'All Items' index value of Retail Price Index
    - Initial rent should be defined in the lease
    - Base month should be defined in the lease
    - Review date should be defined in the lease
    • yChris
    • By yChris 13th Jun 17, 10:58 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 10:58 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 10:58 AM
    Thanks both! We will talk to our solicitor shortly.
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