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Aston Lawyer
Aston Lawyer, Solicitor
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I am a Freeholder and the tenant is selling the flat. the

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I am a Freeholder and the tenant is selling the flat.
the prospective buyer's solicitor is asking what is the ground rent.

the current tenant that is selling the flat has paid a peppercorn extension of the lease.
However in the lease there is nothing specifically saying that I cannot charge for the ground rent.

the previous charge was £75 per year. can I still charge this even though the lease was extended via the peppecorn payment extension?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 4 years ago.
Hello and thanks for using Just Answer.

I am Al and am happy to assist you with your enquiry.

As there has been a Lease extension, the rent detailed in the Lease extension is the correct rent. Therefore I'm afraid you can't charge the £75, as the legal rent is a peppercorn (5 pence).

Sorry this is not the answer you were looking for.

Kind Regards