Allotment Rules & Regulations

Looks daunting but mostly common sense really

SCHEDULE

  1. The Tenant shall keep the Allotment Garden free from weeds, and well manured and otherwise maintain it in a proper state of cultivation (and shall put the Allotment Garden into a proper state of cultivation on commencement of the tenancy if necessary).
  2. The Tenant shall himself cultivate the Allotment Garden and the Buildings and erections thereon shall be used only for the purpose of an Allotment Garden in accordance with the Allotment Act, 1922 and any Acts amending the same and no such building or erection shall be used as a dwelling house, shop or workshop, stable, dog-kennel, pigeon cote, bee-hive, or as a pig-sty, or any purpose whatsoever other than the purpose aforesaid.
  3. The tenant must not keep any bees, animals or livestock on the allotment site without the prior written consent of the Council.
  4. The Tenant shall keep every path adjoining the Allotment Garden in good repair and condition.
  5. The Tenant shall not without written consent of Cardiff Council, underlet, assign or part with or share the possession of the Allotment Garden or any part of it.
  6. The Tenant shall not without the like consent cut, prune, or remove or interfere with any timber or other trees, or take, sell or carry away any soil, mineral, stone, gravel, sand, slate, chalk, flints, clay or substrata.
  7. The Tenant shall not without the like consent, erect or place and/or maintain on the Allotment Garden any, chalet, toolhouse, shed, greenhouse, pig-sty or other building or structure or vehicle whatsoever, and if consent is granted it may be given subject to such conditions as Cardiff Council may impose.
  8. The Tenant shall not use or permit to be used the Allotment Garden for trade or business purpose or any other purpose other than an allotment garden.
  9. The Tenant shall not use or permit to be used the Allotment Garden or any building thereon for the sale, distribution or consumption of intoxicating liquors or for gambling in any form.
  10. The Tenant must ensure that the gates are locked when entering or leaving the Allotment site.
  11. The Tenant shall not install in the hut any form of heating apparatus.
  12. The Tenant shall exercise due and proper care in regard to the water supply in order to prevent waste and shall
  13. not fix fittings to water supplied for the use of hose pipes, and shall use it for and in connection with the purpose specified in clause 2 above and Cardiff Council reserve the right to shut off the water supply and to empty the pipes whenever deemed necessary owing to frost or any other cause.
  14. If in the opinion of Cardiff Council the Tenant causes wilful or wanton damage to any fence, gate or main path, to any water pipe or tap, or any tool shed or hut or any fitting thereof or to any property of Cardiff Council, Cardiff Council may at their discretion require the Tenant to make good the same and in default thereof do such works themselves and may charge the Tenant with the cost thereof or may without such requisition carry out the work itself and charge the Tenant with the cost thereof.
  15. All remains or objects of an archaeological or other scientific interest found on the Allotment Garden are the property of Cardiff Council and the Tenant, on discovering any such remains, shall forthwith report the fact to Cardiff Council and hand over the same to them upon request.
  16. The Tenant shall not cause or suffer any nuisance, annoyance or damage to the occupier of any other Allotment Garden or to the tenant or owner of adjoining or contiguous premises or obstruct or injure any path set out for the use of the occupiers of the Allotment Gardens, nor snail the Tenant light any fires in on or around the Allotment Garden. Breaches of these requirements may amount to an offence under The Environmental Protection Act 1990 for which the maximum penalty is a fine of up to £5,000 and /or 6 (six) months imprisonment or as amended from time to time.
  17. The Tenant shall not deposit any waste in on or around the Allotment Garden. Any breach of this condition may amount to an offence under The Environmental Protection Act 1990 for which the maximum penalty is a fine of up to £20,000 and/or 6 (six) months imprisonment or as amended from time to time.
  18. Dogs must be kept on a leash.
  19. The Tenant shall not use the Allotment Garden or have access thereto otherwise than between the hours of sunrise and sunset each day.
  20. All game, woodcock, snipe, hares, rabbits, fish, wildfowl and nests and eggs of game, wildfowl on the Allotment Garden and the exclusive right of sporting over the Allotment Garden (subject to the provisions of the Ground Game Act 1880, and the Ground Game Act 1896) are reserved to Cardiff Council with full powers for them, their friends, agents and servants at all times to enter the Allotment Garden for the purpose of preserving and watching the same, and of the hunting, shooting, fishing, coursing and sporting thereon.
  21. Any officer of Cardiff Council shall be entitled at any time to enter and inspect the Allotment Garden, Shed or Greenhouse.
  22. 21/ The tenancy may be determined by the Tenant on the Second day of February in any year of the tenancy by 6 (six) calendar months’ prior notice in writing to Cardiff Council or such lesser notice as the Council may accept.
  23. The tenancy shall be determined by Cardiff Council in accordance with the provisions of the Allotments Act, 1922.
  24. In the event of the termination of the tenancy the Tenant shall be liable to pay rent pro rata to the time of such termination or re-entry.
  25. This tenancy may be determined by the Council giving the tenant 12 months notice in writing on or before 6 April expiring on or after 29 September in any year.
  26. The tenant must yield up the allotment at determination of the tenancy in such condition as complies with the terms of this agreement.
  27. The tenancy may be determined by re-entry by Cardiff Council at any time after giving 1 (one) months prior notice in writing to the tenant (a) if the rent is in arrears for not less than 40 (forty) days whether legally demanded or not or (b) if it appears to Cardiff Council that there has been a breach of the conditions on the part of the tenant in this agreement or (c) if the tenant becomes bankrupt. The tenancy will determine on the rent day next after the death of the tenant.
  28. Any notice by Cardiff Council shall be delivered or sent by post to the Tenant at his last known place of abode’or business or left for him upon the Allotment Garden.
  29. Where there are two or more persons included in the expression “The Tenant1′ the obligation of the Tenant shall be made jointly and severally.
  30. The tenant must at all times observe and comply with all enactments, Statutory Instruments or byelaws affecting the allotment.