Why am I being evicted?
There are occasions when we have to
take the difficult decision to say goodbye to a tenant and
The main reason for eviction is not
complying with our rules, examples
of which are listed below:
non-cultivation of your plot - the purpose of
allotments is cultivation. if you do not grow any crops or
flowers you will be evicted. This is covered in more detail in
non-payment of rent. Rent is due
annually on 1st January. If you do not pay, you may be
evicted. Late payments may be accepted, but you will be asked
to pay for 2 years in advance
- repeated or flagrant violation of
other rules (eg smoke pollution from bonfires, using a
gross misconduct - eg stealing vegetables from another
person's allotment. See
disciplinary policy for more on this
When evicting a tenant we follow due process. Field stewards
will contact the tenant and follow our disciplinary procedures.
Warning(s) will be given and tenants will be given the
opportunity to respond. In cases of gross
misconduct the warnings may be bypassed.
Tenants will be contacted by stewards and the committee using
the most convenient method, including phone, text, letter, email
We have to be fair on those on our
waiting list and to those who do obey our rules.
Eviction is a difficult process and try to remain cordial and
ensure the process is as amicable as possible.