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Leasehold: Ground Rent

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 186950, tabled on 1 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the average annual ground rent paid on a leasehold property in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Answered on

6 November 2018

The Department does not collect data on ground rents as a matter of course.

However, the Government is concerned that ground rents have risen from historically small sums to hundreds of pounds per year in many cases, and that consumers see no clear benefit from them.

This is why we will be introducing legislation so that in the future ground rents on newly established leases of houses and flats are set at a peppercorn.

We have set out our plans in a technical consultation on how to implement the Government’s reforms to the leasehold system in England. This is available at:

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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