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Section 166

Formally demand ground rent from tenants

What is a Section 166 Demand Notice?

A Section 166 demand notice is a formal ground rent demand issued to tenants (leaseholders) in order to collect ground rent due under the lease. This notice must conform to a prescribed format, which is set out in Section 166 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.

We offer two solutions to help freeholders with the ground rent collection process.

Solution 1

Our experienced team can prepare and serve Section 166 demand notices on your behalf

Why you must legally comply

If a freeholder fails to serve a Section 166 demand notice correctly, the tenant will not be liable to make any payment for ground rent. However, when the demand is served in the correct manner, the landlord can issue backdated demands for up to six years of unpaid ground rent.

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Solution 2

Request a Section 166 demand notice template

Our professional Section 166 demand notice template is a 100% free and compliant notice, which you can get straight to your email inbox today. 

It is crucial that ground rent demand templates are completed accurately, as any mistakes or inaccuracies will render them invalid. Furthermore, you’ll need to ensure that you follow the Section 166 process correctly. Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to claim the ground rent from your leaseholders. 

To get your free Section 166 template, please send a request via the contact form above. 

Please specify whether your freehold property is located in England or Wales in order for us to send you the appropriate notice template. 

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Free resources for freeholders

We also offer a free template for the Section 20 Notice, which enables you to recover costs for major works to your freehold property. Section 20 consists of a three-stage consultation process that must be followed by freeholders.

If you’ve just purchased a freehold interest, you may benefit from our free Section 3 Notice template, which informs tenants of the assignment of landlord’s interest. You are legally required to serve this notice to your tenants, even if the previous landlord has done so. 

For informative articles, tips and advice for freeholders, head over to our Resources Page