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Peppercorns depicting peppercorn ground rent Ground Rents

What is peppercorn ground rent?

The Oxford dictionary defines peppercorn rent as “a very low or nominal rent”[i]. But just how low is low? And why is it called peppercorn …

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Ground rent properties for sale Ground Rents

A simple guide to selling ground rents for developers

Whenever flats are built, whether that be in a purpose-built block or through a house conversion, there will be an opportunity to create ground rents …

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Illegal and legal written on paper Right of First Refusal

What happens when the Right of First Refusal is avoided?

The Right of First Refusal in residential property matters provides tenants with the contractual right to be offered the opportunity to purchase the freehold of …

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Flats in the UK Property Market

Price of flats falling in England

According to government statistics, the price of flats has fallen in England since last year. While this could be seen as an ideal opportunity for …

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Image showing property on the ground Ground Rents

How much should ground rent be?

An update on leasehold reform The way that ground rent is calculated, reviewed and collected has changed dramatically over the last 100 years. What was …

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selling freehold ground rents Selling freehold

8 Tips for Selling Freehold Ground Rents

Selling freehold ground rents can be a daunting task but with the many arduous responsibilities that come with owning a freehold, it’s no wonder that …

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Collecting ground rent from leaseholders Ground Rents

Tenant not paying ground rent? Here are five things you can do

As a freeholder, one of the most challenging and frustrating tasks that we can face is dealing with difficult tenants. From disturbing neighbours to illegal …

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Successfully organise major works for your freehold building Freeholder Responsibilities

How to Successfully Organise Maintenance & Major Works

Maintenance and repair work are an inevitability when it comes to property. Without these works, our buildings would deteriorate, diminish in value and could potentially …

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Notice Templates Freeholder Responsibilities

New for Freeholders: Free Notice Templates & Services

Freehold Sale is now offering a range of Notice solutions to freeholders who require support with Sections 3, 20 and 166 of the Landlord and …

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Landlord Rights Right to Manage

A Landlord’s Guide to Right to Manage

If you’re the landlord of a property that contains two or more flats, where your tenants have long leases, you need to be aware of …

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A Landlord’s Guide to Enfranchisement and Collective Enfranchisement Collective Enfranchisement

A Landlord’s Guide to Enfranchisement and Collective Enfranchisement

If you’re the landlord of a residential property or a building that contains two or more flats, where your tenants have long leases, you need …

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Houses of parliament Property Market

UK Government Clamps Down on Onerous Lease Terms & Leasehold Houses

In 2017, the ground rent scandal exploded across UK media. It exposed the onerous clauses that developers had inserted into leasehold contracts, in some cases …

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