Tenancy agreements

When you reach the top of a waiting list, we'll contact you to let you know that you can view a plot. If you want to take on the plot, you'll need to sign a new tenancy agreement with the site representative.

We aim to send out welcome packs to new tenants within a month. If you don’t receive it within six weeks, send an email to allotments@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

How to pay your allotment fees

The allotment rent year runs from 1 October to 30 September the following year. Invoices are sent out in early October, and you can set up a direct debit or pay your allotment fees online.

If you take on an allotment after the 1 October, you will be invoiced from that date to the 30 September.

If you don't receive your invoice by the end of the year, send an email to allotments@brighton-hove.gov.uk, and give your name, the site name, your plot number and most recent postal address.

It’s your responsibility to make sure we have the correct contact details for you, and that your fees are paid on time. If you don’t pay your fees within one month of receiving your invoice, we can end your tenancy. 

How to make a donation to the allotment service

Allotment rent does not cover the cost of running the allotment service. The shortfall comes from council tax payments. 

Feedback from plot holders tell us that some plot holders are willing to pay more than their standard rent. Other plot holders find it difficult to pay their rent. 

We’ve made it possible for plot holders, who can afford it, to make a voluntary donation, which is more than their annual rent.

This will support plot holders that would find it difficult to meet any rent increases.

All donations are added directly to the allotment service budget.