peppercorn rent
A token or nominal rent. The name comes from leases where the rent is one peppercorn a year. Other kinds of token or nominal rents, such as £1, or a red rose each year, may also be referred to as peppercorn rents. A peppercorn rent is often found where a premium has been paid for a lease.

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  • peppercorn rent — peppercorn rents N COUNT A peppercorn rent is an extremely low rent. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • peppercorn rent — n BrE a very low rent …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peppercorn rent — noun very low or nominal rent • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑rent …   Useful english dictionary

  • peppercorn rent — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms peppercorn rent : singular peppercorn rent plural peppercorn rents British a very small rent …   English dictionary

  • peppercorn rent — /ˌpepəkɔ:n rent/ noun a very small or nominal rent ● to lease a property for or at a peppercorn rent ● The charity pays only a peppercorn rent …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • peppercorn rent — A nominal rent. In theory one peppercorn (or some other nominal sum) is payable as a rent to indicate that a property is leasehold and not freehold, the peppercorn representing the consideration In practice it amounts to a rent free lease …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • peppercorn rent — noun a) A nominal rent; originally a single peppercorn. b) Any very small rent …   Wiktionary

  • peppercorn rent — noun Brit. a very low or nominal rent. Origin from the (formerly common) practice of stipulating the payment of a peppercorn as a nominal rent …   English new terms dictionary

  • peppercorn rent — /ˈpɛpəkɔn rɛnt/ (say pepuhkawn rent) noun a nominal rent …   Australian English dictionary

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