Allotment rent is charged according to the size of plot per rod per year. A rod is approximately 25 square metres. The rate per rod is set annually by Wandsworth Council.
The allotment rent year runs from 1 October to 30 September. The current rates from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019:
- Full rate per rod per year £23.00
- Senior rate per rod per year £18.60
- Disabled rate per rod per year £17.60
The average size of an allotment plot is 2.5 to 3 rods.
To claim the disabled rate you must provide evidence of disability. To claim the senior rate you must provide evidence of date of birth and be aged over 65 at the date the rent is due (1 October)
From 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020 the rates will be:
- Full rate per rod per year £24.00
- Senior rate per rod per year £19.50
- Disabled rate per rod per year £18.50
Water is charged per rod per year. The current water rate per rod per year is £3.00.
The Beatrix Potter site pays its own water charges via the site committee. The annual water charge per site is divided amongst plot holders at that site.
Please note that failure to pay the rent can lead to your allotment tenancy being terminated.