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    • tlc_warrington
    • By tlc_warrington 6th Oct 17, 10:39 AM
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    Ground rent
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    • 6th Oct 17, 10:39 AM
    Ground rent 6th Oct 17 at 10:39 AM
    I used to pay ground rent to a neighbour. They have now sold and moved on. I haven't received an invoice for payment for a while. If the lease has been re-sold how do I chase this up please? .
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    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 6th Oct 17, 11:24 AM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 11:24 AM
    Surely you should now be paying the ground rent to your new neighbour.
    • saajan_12
    • By saajan_12 6th Oct 17, 11:52 AM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 11:52 AM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 11:52 AM
    On what basis were you paying ground rent- a lease? What does that say?

    At a minimum, keep the amount of ground rent aside in an interest bearing account each month/year. So, when you do find the relevant person, you can pay the back rent in full.

    As for finding who to pay, it depends on what kind of lease / contract you were paying ground rent under. Few avenues you could try..
    - a freeholder may be recorded in Land Registry, you can download the title for 3
    - ask the old neighbour who he sold to
    - knock on the door next door
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 6th Oct 17, 12:07 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 12:07 PM
    Did the neighbour own the freehold of your property or was he acting as agent for the freeholder?

    Have you investigated buying your freehold?
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