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    Default Renting a polytunnel

    Hi Guys

    was wondering if anybody rents a polytunnel from somewhere like a nursery etc

    i may have the oppurtunity to rent an unused polytunnel on the site of a ceased trading nursery
    it will have water facilitys etc but i have no clue what would i should be paying.
    will be veiwing it soon and would like to have an idea ?
    obviously size matters and apparently it is one of the larger ones you would see on a fully functional nursery

    any ideas ??

    Thanks
    Nick

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    Find out what they suggest - suck your breath in and offer half.

    I suppose it depends on whether you have to spend alot of time in clearing before yuo start or whether you can get up and running pretty much immediately - and whether you want to sell or just for your own consumption.

    Well done though.
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    Thanks
    i'm not normally that good at looking surprised at a price when behind the eyes all i want is to get in and start...LOL
    i have a figure in mind so will see what he asks for first then sucky teeth time

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    Heh, I always go for the cheeky option. I'll give you an example:

    Company comes in, offers product for 250k, I laugh and offer 20k - in their nervous laughter, whilst they're still off their feet I'll order slightly more (50 in this case). They then realise we're serious and if they don't accept it, face a 200mile trip home empty handed

    jeje
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    Try this.

    Work out size of land used. Same size as allotment? So say land rent = 20 per annum
    Work out cost of polytunnel. Say 1000 new.
    Lifespan of polytunnel. Say 10 years........so cost in simple terms = 100 per annum

    Can it be let every year? Doubtful.....
    What profit would owner expect on his investment? Say 100% so maybe 240 per annum would be reasonable......

    There are many intangibles here but you get the idea........

    Good luck..........

    Loving my allotment!

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    Thank you, fingers crossed.

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    deal done...
    Mid April till end of Oct or whenever i finish picking 50 per month
    chillies is the plan, lots and lots of chillies
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    Well done TLO! Is this a new venture?
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