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LK_Dave
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Greetings from Newcastle West, allotments offered Reply with quote

hello everybody,


Dave here from Newcastle West Co Limerick. I am offering allotments in Churchtown NCW. Plots will be either 100 or 120 meter sq. So I'm looking for customers and any advice on running such an operation from both the owners and users prospective would be gratefully received.

I can be contacted on ......number removed on moderators recommendation private message me and I'll be happy to pass it on.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Dave

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I setting up an allotment venture outside Newcastle West Co Limerick. I can provide multiple sizes as I have 16 acres in total and have water onsite. Looking for interested parties and any advice from established allotmenteurs. Dave


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much are these allotment renting for out of interest, and what is the situation re site insurance LK_Dave. Also how many have you as I may have someone interested.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave, if it is of interest, I have just acquired the use of an allotment in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. You need to have a solid contract - you are not leasing or renting the allotment to your customer - you will be renting the use of the plot for ONE year to the user. You then get the use of the allotment back and can then sell the use plot again. The customer might be wanting to aquire the use of an allotment again and at this time you would coincedently have an allotment available. Sounds complicated, but you have to protect yourself against squatters rights.

Also will you be allowing large trees to be planted? What about green houses and polly tunnels?

Get a good lawyer to draw up a contract. It would be worth your while.

Oh, yes: the fees. I am paying Euro300 per anum for a 20' x 100' plot. I get as much manure as I require and as much mullch as needed for free. Then there is an extra fee of Euro20 per annum for insurance.

Good luck with the venture - there is plenty of people out there wanting a spot to grow a few veggies!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:28 pm    Post subject: Thanks for the interest/information Reply with quote

Hello Blackbird,

For a 100m sq I'm asking €250 and for 120m sq €300, I would be expecting tenants to acquire their own insurance and will have to be in place before getting the plot. Please note that 100m sq is around 1075 feet squared.

In total I have about 12 acres at this location so plenty of room.

I hope this answers your questions.

Regards

Dave

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I setting up an allotment venture outside Newcastle West Co Limerick. I can provide multiple sizes as I have 16 acres in total and have water onsite. Looking for interested parties and any advice from established allotmenteurs. Dave
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Hi Import, thanks for the advise Reply with quote

Hello Import,

To answer your questions, I'll be renting the land under the conacre system (11 months). I have has discussions with my solicitor on the rental agreement so for now I want to judge the interest out there.

But to answer you're other questions

Also will you be allowing large trees to be planted? What about green houses and polly tunnels? - No trees or structures of any type, although if I get enough interest I plan to erect some tunnels and rent them...maybe next year. I may do the same re some garden sheds.

Thanks for the info re the rent you are paying and size of plot. I will be offering around the same money but for a much bigger plots.

100m sq for €250....approx 1075ft sq
120m sq for €300....aprox 1291 ft sq

From your experience, would you think these plot sizes are too big?

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I setting up an allotment venture outside Newcastle West Co Limerick. I can provide multiple sizes as I have 16 acres in total and have water onsite. Looking for interested parties and any advice from established allotmenteurs. Dave
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:05 am    Post subject: hello allotment specialists Reply with quote

From the UK Telegraph Friday 20 Feb a nice article on the subject of your interest. It's outside my scope but we all look after each other here, don't we?.
The British National Trust is releasing enough ground for 1000 allotments. Maybe the approximate Irish equivalent An Taisce might has an odd acre or two?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/4699817/Allotments-a-very-British-passion.html

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