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I purchased a property through RMP back in 2015 and recently had an “Offer to vary Ground Rent Review Clause” from the Landlord (via their management company). This variation would remove a 10 year ground rent doubling clause and would instead replace it with a clause which increases the amount of ground rent payable in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) every 10 years for the remainder of the lease term. Essentially for the cost of £795 the landlord (Ishguard Limited) are “prepared to offer a Deed of Variation for the reduced premium relative to the value of the reduction of their future income of £5,000.00, payable prior to completion” I understand this to mean £5,000 would be payable on completion of the variation. I’ve been trying to understand whether this is beneficial from a personal and saleability point of view. PERSONAL The ground rent is currently £225 from a lease commencement date of 01-Jan-2015. I am not planning to sell the property anytime soon so this would mean that that the rent would be: 2015 - £225 per year 2025 - £450 per year 2035 - £900 per year 2045 - £1,800 per year 2055 - £3,600 per year After this point I’ll be long gone so no worth worrying about Based on this changing to RPI seems to make sense since this increased circa 30% over the last 10 years as opposed to doubling… My question is based on this is it worth doing - I keep flipping as to whether this makes financial sense or not? SALEABILITY The letter I received states that “concerns have been raised around the saleability and mortgage ability of properties that have leases containing such clauses.” I seem to remember reading about these a while back but was wondering if anyone else had a similar view as to whether these clauses are a negative from a saleability point of view? Thanks for reading this far and I would genuinely appreciate any responses, even its to just confirm my thinking (which is that this seems worth doing).