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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
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    It's owned by the church, and run by a local (useless) estate agents.

    And yes, I think it should just be a set rent per plot.

    I think the agents do it this way to save the hassle of changing the rent each year.

    Did I mention how useless they were...?
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    Our plots are £45 but I think the Council cap the rents at £50 anyway. You should only pay enough to collectively cover overheads!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DataMonkey View Post
    It's owned by the church, and run by a local (useless) estate agents.

    And yes, I think it should just be a set rent per plot.

    I think the agents do it this way to save the hassle of changing the rent each year.

    Did I mention how useless they were...?
    Do you have enough of a community to negotiate with the church to go self-managed? That would remove the agents' fees and you get to sort out a lot of amenities (manure deliveries etc) for yourselves. The downside being you have to collect rents, sort out tenancies etc yourselves too.
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    Popped up to the council offices yesterday and paid my rent for 2017

    We got our letter about paying the annual rent in late November and it had gone up.....by £2 So it's now £37 per year and is a half plot (roughly 90ft x 30ft) with water. A couple of my neighbours have been grumbling about the price increase (!) and just looked blankly at me when I say it works out at around 71p per week!

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    I think mine comes out at just under £100 a year for about 30ft by 90ft including water, shop, toilets and a small lock up. It has security but still gets one or two break ins a year. You can have two green houses or polytunnels and a shed on the plot too. It is fairly expensive for outside of the south but it was 2 minutes walk from work and had no waiting list....probably because of the cost especially as it is one of the poorer areas of Birmingham.
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    We have just had the AGM and the annual rent was increased from £22 to £24 for a full plot and half plot is £12.
    Each plot is fenced in with chicken mesh and each plot has a tap. The water comes from a bore hole and there is a petrol driven pump. There is a communal wooden shed and a shed with a strimmer and ride on mower. The paths are mown in the summer - one of the 3 committee members does it. We can put up a shed and a green house restricted to 8 x 6. (This is in South Oxfordshire)
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