Tenancy Agreement


An Agreement made on  between Gainford and Langton Parish Council (Hereinafter, “the Landlord”) of the one part and yourself please complete all details below and you will hereinafter, be called “the Tenant” of the other part.

WHEREAS the Landlord agrees to lease, and the Tenant agrees to take on a yearly tenancy  from  the date below that land known as  THE ORCHARD AT ST PETERS GAINFORD provided by the Landlord and comprised of Plot number (will be confirmed by email) (and subject to any exceptions and reservations contained in any Lease under which the Landlord might hold said land *) at the yearly rental detailed here payable in April each year and at a proportionate rent for any part of a year over which the Tenancy may extend.

Please read the following terms and conditions then complete the fields in the form here. 

This Agreement is subject to the Allotments Acts 1908-1950; to any Regulations indorsed to or on this Agreement; and to the following Conditions:

  1. The Rent shall be paid by the 30th of April each year. Full details are on the parish council website https://gainfordandlangtonparishcouncil.org.uk/allotments/
  2. The Tenant shall cause the land to be used for Allotment Gardens only (that is to say wholly or mainly for the production of vegetable or fruit crops for consumption by the Tenant and his (her) family) and for no other purpose; any and all Tenants to keep plots clean and free from weeds and in a good state of cultivation and fertility and in good condition.
  3. The Tenant shall not cause any nuisance or annoyance to the occupier of any other Allotment Garden, or obstruct any path set out by the Landowner for the use of occupiers of the Allotment Gardens.
  4. It shall be a condition of an Allotment letting agreement that Tenants shall not underlet, assign, or part with possession of the Allotment Garden or of any part thereof without express written consent of the Landowner who, for the purpose of this Agreement is, and shall remain, the Landlord Paramount.
  5. The Tenant shall not, without express written consent of the Landlord Paramount, cut or prune any timber or other trees or take, sell or carry away any mineral, sand, clay or earth.
  6. The Tenant shall not keep any livestock on the allotment except that permitted under Statute (s. 12 Allotments Act 1950 – domestic chickens, and/or Rabbits) without the priorexpress written consent of the Landlord Paramount.
  7. The Tenant shall keep every hedge which forms part of the boundary of Allotment Gardens properly cut and trimmed, shall keep all ditches properly cleansed and maintained, and shall keep in repair any other fences and any other gates and sheds on Allotment Gardens.
  8. The Tenant shall not use any barbed wire or razor wire for a fence adjoining any path set out by the Landowner for the use of the occupiers of the Allotment Gardens.
  9. The Tenant shall not, erect any building on the Allotment Garden. Any erection of sheds , greenhouses polytunnels etc will require written planning permission from Gainford Parish Council.
  10. As regards the Allotment Gardens: the Tenant shall observe and carry out any and all conditions and covenants contained in the Lease; and any and all conditions which bind the Landowner and contained in the Head Lease.
  11. The Tenancy of the Allotment Garden shall terminate whenever any Tenancy or Right of Occupation of the Landowner shall terminate.

It may also be terminated by the Landlord Paramount by re-entry on to the land after one months notice:

  • if the Rent is in arrears for not fewer than 40 days ; or
    • where the Tenant is not duly observing and/or carrying out the terms of the Tenancy ; or
  • where the Tenant becomes bankrupt or compounds with creditors.

The Tenancy may also be terminated by the Landowner, or by the Tenant, by the giving of twelve (12) months previous notice in writing; such notice to expire not later than March 25th (Lady Day) or not earlier than September 29th (Michaelmas) in any year.  By virtue of section 1 (1) (e) Allotment Act 1922 the date of expiry of notice must not fall between Lady Day and Michaelmas.

  1. parking for a limited number of cars will be provided adjacent to the allotment site no parking will be allowed on the A67 road which will be in contravention of the planning arrangements . Or park or cause obstruction on the access lane to the NWA treatment works
  2. Rates in respect of the Allotment Gardens shall be paid by methods detailed on the website
  3. All tenants will become members of Gainford Allotment Association (the association) and abide by the rules and constitution of the association.
  4. Any dispute between the tenant and the association will be arbitrated by the Gainford Parish Council (landlord)

Allotment Tenancy Agreement

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If you have not paid yet please pay online here.

Contact Us

You can get in touch by phone.  Our clerk, Martin can be contacted on 07908442413 or by email to gainfordlangton@aol.com

Further ways to get in touch are here.

When We Meet

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month (except August).

Our calendar is here.

We have a 15 minute public participation section at the start of each meeting. You are most welcome to attend.