Ground rents are very saleable assets today as they provide safe, long-term income. The problem is, in order to generate the income you need to qualify as an average earner, you need to buy lots of them.
Who sells ground rents? The answer is anyone who owns them. The main sellers are residential developers and ground rent investors. These people know they have an investment which will attract a lot of interest and so can expect very high prices. However, those who own ground rents who are looking to sell cannot all guarantee that they will get top prices. Some areas in the UK are more desirable than others and the most important element of ground rent investments, namely the unexpired terms on the occupational leases, will also determine the price achieved.