Tenancy Agreements (2021)



  1. Tenancy of an allotment can be granted by the Trustees to any person living in Milton-under-Wychwood. (or in the vicinity at Trustees discretion if there is no waiting list.)
  1. The rent for an allotment tenancy shall be paid annually, in advance, on 29 September by the tenant to the Trustees. A ¼yr pro-rata reduction will be applied for rentals less than a year. Final ¼ at full rate will include following year.
  1. The Trustees or the tenant may terminate the tenancy, by giving notice in writing, expiring on 29 September or earlier by mutual agreement.
  1. The Trustees may also terminate a tenancy by giving one months notice if: 
  • The rent is in arrears for more than one month from 29 September.
  • The tenant has been advised in writing that he/she is not observing the ALLOTMENT TENANCY AGREEMENT and continues to default.
  1. Following the death of the tenant, the tenancy of the allotment will terminate on the next 29 September or earlier by mutual agreement with next of kin.
  1. The Trustees will not accept liability at the end of the tenancy for any improvements made by the tenant during the tenancy.
  1. The level of rent is reviewed in July of each year by both sets of Trustees giving allotment tenants twelve months notice in writing of any proposed changes.
  1. The tenant shall not sub-let or transfer the allotment, or any part of it, without the consent of the Trustees.
  1. The tenant must use the allotment for the sole purpose of recreational gardening i.e. the private and non commercial cultivation of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
  1. The keeping of hens (not cockerels) and rabbits for private and non commercial use is permitted. The tenant must ensure that these are securely penned, welfare standards observed and no nuisance caused to neighbouring tenants and properties. The Trustees request that no more than six hens and/or six rabbits are kept on any tenant’s allotment. Tenants must keep vermin on their plots under control at all times.
  1. Tenants must cultivate the allotment in such a manner as to preserve fertility, keep it tidy, free from weeds and rubbish and maintain it in a state of cultivation throughout the year to the satisfaction of the Trustees.
  1. Herbicides and pesticides must be used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and should not affect neighbouring allotments.
  2. The use of carpets for weed suppressants etc. on allotments is not permitted.
  1. Tenants’ dogs must be kept under control at all times and must not foul the allotments.
  1. Only small sheds, (6’x8’max) tool stores and compost holder/heap are permitted.
  1. Cold frames are permitted but must not contain breakable glass.
  1. Tenants must cut the grass between and adjacent to their allotment and keep it free of weeds and obstructions.
  1. The lighting of bonfires must be solely for the disposal of allotment waste and must be attended at all times. Consideration must be given to other tenants and adjacent properties. Plastics of any kind must not be burnt.
  1. Water must be used responsibly at all times. Hosepipes must not be left unattended whilst in use. Hosepipes must not be used at all during hosepipe bans in line with Government legislation.  Hand held equipment only may be used. No sprinklers are allowed.
  1. The Trustees are not liable for any loss by accident, fire, theft or damage, to any persons, structures, tools, plants, or contents on the allotments.
  1. The Trustees do not accept any responsibility for owners vehicles while on the Allotments.
  1. A quarterly review of allotments will take place to identify any problems or concerns of tenants or their allotments.
  1. The Trustees reserve the right to review and amend these rules from time to time in the light of changed circumstances and will advise tenants through the issue of an updated copy of the rules.

Date: January 2021

(These updated rules replace any previous versions)

 Milton Allotment and Recreation Charity Trustees