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    You best plan would be to take your contract & all other communication documents to the Citizens Advice Bureu, they are in a far better position to advise on legal matter than we are.
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    CAB up here hadn't a scoobie about allotment law up here when we had problems. An 80 percent increase one year followed by 72 percent the following year. Having said that though, three quid just is not arguing about is it?
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    Whereabouts are you??? highly unusual to pay in arrears rent are due generally this time of year for the coming 12 months & allotments are seeing large increases across the country due mainly to the cutbacks councils are having to make (not getting into a political debate here just stating a fact) so 3 a year seems reasonable
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    Our rents are set by the federation - and this is notified in advance by at least a year to members.

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    Maybe some Council sites are putting rises in (not all are doing it), self-managed sites tend to have lower rents because the tenants do most of the maintenance & manage bills. Paying in arrears does sound odd though.

    3 does seem a small amount to lose your plot over, but I hope your Council can provide an explanation for the increase.
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    We had a council guy visit our site a few weeks ago to tell out site secretary that the rents were going up 2 next year.
    I was quite funny as he stood his ground and argued back that the council have done s*d all at the site all year. The council guy quickly left.
    I don't think 3 increase is that bad. What do you pay now and do you have water on site etc?

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    May be this price increase would have mentioned and agreed with everyone who was present at that instance . since you won't be the only perso effected by that, you better check with some one else as well.

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    Maybe I am missing something here? But moaning about less than 6p a week? Sorry but I can think of far more important issues.
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