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    organic_gibbo is offline Seedling
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    Quote Originally Posted by benb89 View Post
    Thank you for your replys.

    One more thing you may be able to advise on. The plot has a shed that isn't padlocked. There's some stuff in the shed, some of which I believe to be fairly pricey, a petrol cultivator. The lady who showed me around said she didn't know anything about it and it must have been left by the previous holder. I have some bits that I will be putting in the shed but I will want to padlock it. My concern is whoever has left their stuff in there may be a current holder who doesn't have their own shed so thought they would use the one on the empty plot. What's the normal etiquette with these things? Shall I lock it up untill someone asks me for the stuff, or should I be more proactive and ask around. I'm concerned if I just lock it and wait it may be viewed that I'm trying to keep it for myself. But I'm also a cynic and worry if I ask people if it's theirs they may just say yes so they can have it.
    Interesting conundrum, if you've paid for the plot and therein its contents whether its raspberry bushes or tools in the existing shed then i'd presume it to be yours However I'm not an experienced allotmenter but would have the same cynical views as yourself....
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    I agree, the rotivator, shed and all of it is yours now

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    Hello and welcome. Lock the shed and wait for the previous tenant to approach you, at which point decide if you want to give items in the shed back to them.

    Meanwhile, have a great growing year.
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    Lock it, you have tenancy, it's up to them to come to you.

    One thing I would say is - does it work? you may have a paperweight if it's been standing for a bit, which is why it was abandoned. they are often fixable though
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    thank you all again. I padlocked the shed this morning when putting a few of my bits in it so will see if any approaches me.

    The cultivator looks fairly new and in good condition, I will have time to give it a proper look over at the weekend.

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    Usual etiquette is that previous plot holders have x amount of time to collect their stuff. There's often a scene a bit like a doors opening on a January sale on our site if there is a gap between old plot holders leaving and new plot holders arriving... Good luck with it...
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    Waves... welcome to the vine Benb

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    Welcome to the nutters club, our allotment policy is the tenant keeps anything that's on the plot when they take it over which includes anything inside a shed on their plot. The previous tenant has already been given 6 weeks notice to remove any items they wish to retain before their agreement expires which is after which the plot can only be given to a new renter. My 2nd and 3rd plots had tons of stuff including a brand new wheelbarrow, spade, fork, woodsaw, claw hammer, hoe, 6 bags of woodchips, weed suppressant, 2 full rolls of new debris netting, a petrol tiller and a huge garden hose.

    Good luck with the plot and btw those plants are Raspberry canes, cut them down to about a foot high ready for them shooting in the spring for fruit in the summer and autumn.
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