In keeping with the UK, there is no restriction on the amount of rental a landowner may charge a plotholder, plotholder group or plotholder association. Valuations should be dictated by either ‘market forces’ or such reasonable amount as may be agreed between parties.
However, it is expected that charges should reflect prevailing land value pertaining to agricultural and/or horticultural use. Incremental annual rises are to be agreed and embodied in the leasing agreement and tenancy agreements.
A formula for determining the economic viability of a piece of land proposed for development of an allotment and additional information on rental structures can be provided by JALGA on application.