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    • KieronThomas
    • By KieronThomas 4th Nov 15, 9:22 PM
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    simarc charging "additional rent"
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    • 4th Nov 15, 9:22 PM
    simarc charging "additional rent" 4th Nov 15 at 9:22 PM
    Hi all,

    Recently I had my first demand for ground rent since buying my flat in April last year (2014) to the tune of 1123.36 and funny enough it was 3 letter all with different dates arriving on the same day.

    I felt that's was an instance ammount so I did a bit of digging. I found on my lease paper work I pay 100 a year in ground rent (completely normal amount) and 693 a year in "additional rent". I check the whole document as well as anything else that was regarding the lease and nothing says what this "additional rent" is. As i failed to notice it in the paper work i am not fighting paying it and have managed to setup a 3 month payment plan to pay what i owe.

    I tryes finding out what additional rent is and all i could find online is a service charge. This can not be possible as i pay belmount properly management the service charge which they detail in writing every year. I have requested simarc provide me with the definition of this "additional rent" and provide a break down od the costs per year this pays for. There response was to call it "additional ground rent" and remind me i have to pay it.

    Has anyone come across this before? Also if anyone can point me to any official source detailing my rights that i can use if simarc keep not compiling with my request.

    Thanks for any and all reply's
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 8th Nov 15, 11:28 AM
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    I wonder if the "ground rent" is just for the land upon which the building stands and the "additional rent" is for the flat within the building?
    Originally posted by chris_m
    Since the lease does not apparantly state this, then no.

    But it really makes no difference.
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