ground rent

noun
the rent at which land is let to a tenant either for a long term or perpetually.

Origin:
1660–70

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ground rent
 
n
law the rent reserved by a lessor on granting a lease, esp one for a long period of years

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Example sentences
He retained the leaseholds, bought others, and collected the ground rent.
The ground rent is a redeemable ground rent only if all of the following are true.
The first component is the reduced ground rent due to the lower rents collected from tenants in affordable units.
The developer will pay the transit agency a market-based ground rent or provide a combination of rent and in-kind services.
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