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A leaseholder has a residential long lease subject to an annual ground rent. The landlord has not issued any ground rent demands. Is the leaseholder still obliged to pay the ground rent? Do any limitation periods apply?

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Published on LexisPSL on 10/01/2019

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  • A leaseholder has a residential long lease subject to an annual ground rent. The landlord has not issued any ground rent demands. Is the leaseholder still obliged to pay the ground rent? Do any limitation periods apply?
  • Ground rent demand
  • Limitation periods

Ground rent demand

Before commencing an action for recovery of rent, the landlord must ensure that they comply with any terms of the lease which are a condition precedent to recovery. See Commentary: Lease requirements and other formalities: Atkin's Court Forms [517].

In any event, in the context of a long residential lease, under section 166 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (CLRA 2002), a tenant is not liable to make a payment of rent unless the landlord has given the tenant a notice that complies with that

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