Allotment Agreement Rules
This Agreement is subject to the Allotments Acts 1908-1950; to any Regulations endorsed to or on this Agreement; and to the following Conditions:
1. The Rent shall be paid on the 21st day of September in any year.
2. The Tenant shall cause the land to be used for Allotment Gardens only (that is to say wholly or mainly for the production of vegetable or fruit crops for consumption by the Tenant and his (her) family) and for no other purpose; any and all Tenants to keep plots clean and free from weeds and in a good state of cultivation and fertility and in good condition.
3. The Tenant shall not cause any nuisance or annoyance to the occupier of any other Allotment Garden, or obstruct any path set out by the Landowner for the use of occupiers of the Allotment Gardens.
4. It shall be a condition of an Allotment letting agreement that Tenants shall not underlet, assign, or part with possession of the Allotment Garden or of any part thereof without express written consent of the Landowner who, for the purpose of this Agreement is, and shall remain, the Landlord Paramount.
5. The Tenant shall not, without express written consent of the Landlord Paramount, cut or prune any timber or other trees or take, sell or carry away any mineral, sand, clay or earth.
6. The Tenant shall not keep any livestock on the allotment. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
7. The Tenant shall keep every hedge which forms part of the boundary of Allotment Gardens properly cut and trimmed, shall keep all ditches properly cleansed and maintained, and shall keep in repair any other fences and any other gates and sheds on Allotment Gardens.
8. The Tenant shall not use any barbed wire or razor wire for a fence adjoining any path set out by the Landowner for the use of the occupiers of the Allotment Gardens.
9. The Tenant shall not, without express written consent of the Landlord Paramount, erect any building, crop protection structure on the Allotment Garden.
10. The Landlord will provide a water tank for water which will be monitored. No sprinkler systems or unadministered watering is allowed. Water use allowance will be at the discretion of the Landlord.
11. The Tenant shall not keep bees on the Allotment Gardens. Bees are kept elsewhere on the farm. Expressions of interest can be forwarded to the landlord.
12. The Tenant is encouraged to compost plot waste as much as possible and use compost on the Allotment Gardens. Burning is not allowed.
13. The Tenant is responsible for his allotment and any damage he might cause other allotment holders. The Landlord will not be held responsible for any damaged caused by flooding or spraying caused by the Tenants.
14. As regards the Allotment Gardens: the Tenant shall observe and carry out any and all conditions and covenants contained in the Lease; and any and all conditions which bind the Landowner and contained in the Head Lease.
15. The Tenancy of the Allotment Garden shall terminate whenever any Tenancy or Right of Occupation of the Landowner shall terminate.
It may also be terminated by the Landlord Paramount by re-entry on to the land after one months notice:
- if the Rent is in arrears for not fewer than 10 days ; or
- where the Tenant is not duly observing and/or carrying out the terms of the Tenancy ; or
- where the Tenant becomes bankrupt or compounds with creditors.
The Tenancy may also be terminated by the Landowner, or by the Tenant, by the giving of twelve (12) months previous notice in writing; such notice to expire not later than March 25th (Lady Day) or not earlier than September 29th (Michaelmas) in any year. By virtue of section 1 (1) (e) Allotment Act 1922 the date of expiry of notice must not fall between Lady Day and Michaelmas.
16. The Tenant shall pay the Stamp Duty on this Agreement. Stamp Duty is not payable unless the Agreement is for longer than 7 years and exceeds £100.
17. Allotment (Leisure) Gardens are treated as agricultural land. These may be assessed for rates but are NOT payable.
18. Vehicles should not be parked either in Little Boultons, The Tramway or at the entrance to the site. People using vehicles to come to the allotments should park at the Village Hall.
19. Questions and queries should be addressed to the Hunston and Donnington Representative in first instance.