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Leasehold: Ground Rent

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to collect and publish data on the ground rents paid by leaseholders.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

The Department does not hold this information, although individual deeds can be found at the Land Registry. The Government has acknowledged that ground rents provide no real benefit to the consumer and is committed to reducing future leases to a peppercorn. In addition, we are banning new leasehold houses, and making it easier, fairer and cheaper for leaseholders to extend their lease or buy the freehold, the outcome of which would be to extinguish the ground rent.

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