Leasehold: Ground Rent:Written question - 226540

Q
Asked by John Healey
(Wentworth and Dearne)
Asked on: 27 February 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Leasehold: Ground Rent
Commons
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.
A
Answered by: James Brokenshire
Answered on: 06 March 2019

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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