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    If water is provided- maybe it's to help cover the increase in costs?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenleaves View Post
    Maybe I am missing something here? But moaning about less than 6p a week? Sorry but I can think of far more important issues.
    I don't think the amount is the issue. Being asked to pay an increase without being notified previously isn't really on. That does need clarified but I do agree the amount of the increase is minimal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenleaves View Post
    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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    I think the best thing to do here is to wait until OP returns to address the points raised thus far
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenleaves View Post
    Maybe I am missing something here? .
    I think we're missing something too - need more information!

    Who owns the site,
    how long its been an allotment,
    how long NEM has been a tenant.
    Whether the rent has been increased in previous years.
    Whether improvement work has been carried out on site.
    How have other plot holders reacted to the increase.
    Is there an allotment committee and did they know of the changes.

    Whatever the answers, if NEM doesn't pay the rent, he/she's likely to lose the plot.
    Their choice really. I'd pay up but ensure that it couldn't happen again.
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    Mine went up from £57 to £ 82 but think as it as 50p a week for the enjoyment I get it a no brainer
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    OK, here goes.

    I'll elaborate a bit, if I miss some of your questions I apologise in advance.
    I've been on the plot 5 years with no rent increase, no input from the owners, no maintenance except what we do ourselves (I don't mind a bit of maintenance). There is no water so everything you use you collect or transport. There is no security, unless you count a 3ft sheep fence and 1 line of barbed wire.
    The committee don't do a great deal, maybe organise a bbq in the summer.
    Yes, we pay in arrears, we don't understand it either but that is how it is. Hence my annoyance at the rent increase after the event. Believe me, £3 is neither here nor there but it is 25%. Would you not quibble if your rent rose by 25%? If you're paying £50 then in 4 years it's over £100.
    My issue is only the lack of notice. The owners have recently sold off all the land round it for housing so I think I see what's coming. With 40 plots I guess it's a couple of acres at least. That's a few extra building plots!!!
    Thanks for all your responses, I'll attend the AGM in November and see what they say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NEM View Post
    Believe me, £3 is neither here nor there but it is 25%. Would you not quibble if your rent rose by 25%? If you're paying £50 then in 4 years it's over £100.
    Sorry, I used to be really good at maths, maybe old age has finally sunk in ...........how does £3, 25%, £50, 4 years and £100 all tie together?
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