HC Deb 18 December 1958 vol 597 c306W
Mr. Hale

asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware of the hardships caused to long leasehold lessees in the north-western area by the practice of compelling one lessee among a number of adjoining properties to pay the whole of the ground rents on the whole of the properties and reimbuse himself by collecting proportionate sums from the adjoining occupants; and whether he will consider the matter with a view to legislation.

The Attorney-General

I am not aware of any such practice in connection with the payment of ground rents under long leases. I understand that, in the northwestern area, some difficulties of this kind have been experienced by the purchasers of freehold property subject to rentcharges, but there are already statutory provisions for Ole compulsory redemption and apportionment of rentcharges in such cases.