The claim in a recent Sun editorial that ground rent owners "seized" homes is erroneous. The former ground rent ejectment process took two full years before resulting in eviction, during which time the homeowner could stop the process by paying the rent. In fact, of the 541 homes allegedly "seized," most were abandoned, boarded-up properties, and the ground rent owners who obtained possession of them repaired them and returned them to the housing market. Instead of applauding these efforts, The Sun and other critics have inexplicably chosen to vilify all ground rent owners. I attended the 2007 legislative hearings, and not one person testified that they lost their home simply for failure to pay their small ground rent. Examples of people who ostensibly lost their homes for nonpayment of ground rent, including the infamous case of the Onheiser family, in reality did so because they failed to pay the real estate taxes on their homes for several years.