Rentcharge – this legal term refers to money which is charged regularly on freehold real estate, but does not represent a direct rent income. In other words, it is another kind of financial benefit or satisfactory from the rental relations. Rentcharge could be paid either to the landlord or towards a third party (called “rent owner”). Who usually has no other legal interest in the real estate. In England, it was applicable between 1290 and 1977.

A synonym is “chief rent”.

See also “Rent”

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