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ground rent

the rent at which land is let to a tenant either for a long term or perpetually.
Origin of ground rent
First recorded in 1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The house, which was of scanty dimensions, cost £700 exclusive of a ground rent of £15 a year given for the site.

  • ground rent, on the other hand, is less under these conditions.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • As above explained, there is no land tax, nor ground rent, and every man builds his own house and is his own landlord.

    British Borneo W. H. Treacher
  • The property is subject to a ground rent of seventy dollars per annum.

  • It could not, for instance, exempt personal property from taxation, or make a tax on ground rent the main source of its revenue.

  • Once a year I used to go with the mother to pay the ground rent.

  • "I wonder you are not ashamed to speak of that ground rent," he said slowly, and with biting emphasis.

    The Squire's Daughter Silas K(itto) Hocking
  • It is subject to a ground rent of £1 to the Stanhope estate.

    A History of Horncastle James Conway Walter
  • And as the ground rent can be taken separately, and with the least difficulty, this would be the first to go.

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling
  • A devise of “ground rent” carries not only the rent but the reversion.

British Dictionary definitions for ground rent

ground rent

(law) the rent reserved by a lessor on granting a lease, esp one for a long period of years
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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