Is Freeholder Trying To Get Me To Pay Ground Rent Twice?

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    Is Freeholder Trying To Get Me To Pay Ground Rent Twice?

    Hi guys, my ground rent is due very 1st January. I paid the ground rent early on 13th December 2019 by wiring money to the freeholder's bank as they stated. And, I received an statement (1st screenshot) acknowledging payment. Today though, I have received another ground rent statement (2nd screenshot) that seems to imply I have not yet paid the ground rent so, it has me confused. What do you make of this from the screenshots?

    #2
    Well, based on the dates due being 1 Jan 2020 until 31 Dec 2020 in both statements then yes and no. It is likely to be an error rather than an attempt to make you pay twice given it is so obvious. On the other hand, folk can pay things on demand without reading so who knows?

    Why not email them and point out you have already paid? If they deny payment then you have grounds to worry.
    Do not read my offerings, based purely on my research or experience as a lessee, as legal advice. If you need legal advice please see a solicitor.

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      #3
      This isn't actually a demand. That's the thing you are paying £1.95 for. I can't imagine the legislators intended this to be charged to the lessee, and wonder if it is legal, even though there are multiple reports of people charging such fees, often much higher ones.

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        #4
        Thanks Guys. Their number is continuously engaged and I have emailed them but, they do not respond via email. Since I paid the ground rent via bank transfer, they cannot deny payment, can they? By the way, Leaseholder64. What do you mean by that's the thing you are paying £1.95 for?

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