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Will a rentcharge which has been registered against a freehold title also be enforceable against the owners of any leasehold titles which are granted out of the freehold title? Also, should the rentcharge be registered against the leasehold titles?

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 26/02/2018

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  • Will a rentcharge which has been registered against a freehold title also be enforceable against the owners of any leasehold titles which are granted out of the freehold title? Also, should the rentcharge be registered against the leasehold titles?

A rentcharge is a regular payment charged on land separate to any income payable under a lease. Section 1 of the Rentcharges Act 1977 (RcA 1977) defines a rentcharge as any annual or other periodic sum charged on or issuing out of land, except rent reserved by a lease or tenancy, or any sum payable of interest. See Practice Note: Rentcharges—apportionment, termination and enforcement.

A rentcharge amounts to a registrable interest in land which allows the owner of the rentcharge to enforce payment of the money protected thereby. This interest is limited to the enforcement of the mo

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