noun[mass noun] British
Rent paid under the terms of a lease by the owner of a building to the owner of the land on which it is built.
- The review uncovered the fact that many 99-year ground rent leases granted by the previous laird had not been properly converted to full title when the houses that stood upon the land were sold.
- The group has repeatedly tried to pay ground rent at the original rates but have had their cheques returned to them.
- They will be privately owned, with leasehold tenure and ground rent for the land.
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