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    • ForumMouse
    • By ForumMouse 12th Jan 18, 10:36 PM
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    New Freeholder Demandind Ground Rent Arrears
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:36 PM
    New Freeholder Demandind Ground Rent Arrears 12th Jan 18 at 10:36 PM
    Hello everyone, thanks for checking out my post.

    Iíve been reading a lot about ground rent arrears but I canít find anything regarding when a new freeholding company takes over in this manner.

    Basically, we bought a house in 2014 as a leasehold and the company with the freehold fell apart shortly after so we have never paid ground rent.

    Recently, another company has bought the freehold and sent a letter stating that they understand there is ground rent arrears which they will shortly issue a demand for.

    It seems clear from the letter we received that they want to be paid ground rent from when we moved in, but theyíve only owned the freehold for a matter of months.

    Can they do this?
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 12th Jan 18, 10:49 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 10:49 PM
    Don't see why not.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 12th Jan 18, 11:45 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 11:45 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 11:45 PM
    Yes of course they can.

    You owe the ground rent.

    The new company has taken on the assets, debts, rights and obligations of the old company.

    As soon as you receive a valid demand for payment you should pay (or face penalties).
    • ForumMouse
    • By ForumMouse 12th Jan 18, 11:52 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 11:52 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 11:52 PM
    Thanks, I thought that would be the case but wanted to check to be sure.

    Just to be clear though; they havenít bought the old company - theyíve just bought the freehold.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 13th Jan 18, 12:03 AM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 12:03 AM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 12:03 AM
    and with the freehold come the rights to claim any funds owed.
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    • By ForumMouse 13th Jan 18, 12:07 AM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 12:07 AM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 12:07 AM
    Ok, that’s great. Thanks very much for your time and the information! Have a good weekend
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