The first step is to register your interest and to get your name on the waiting list.
Things to think about:
Q. How much time do I have to manage my plot?
A. A full plot will need considerable management. In the growing season it may need as much as two full days a week to keep the weeds in check, plant and nurture seedlings and to crop fruit and vegetables.
Q. How will I get my gear to the site?
A. Most people cycle, walk or drive to the site, where there is ample parking space, but if you are using public transport you will need to leave your tools in a locker (there are sheds and lockers to rent) and be prepared to carry stock to the site.
Q. How long before I get a plot?
A. This obviously varies, but most people have been allocated a plot with six months of going on the waiting list and in some cases it has been much less.
Q. How much will it cost me per year to rent a plot?
A. Click on or down load the current prices
Q. How do I pay for a plot?
A. Payment is by cash or cheque only. Cheques are made payable to MaDAHAL
Q. What are the other costs involved in renting a plot?
A. Apart from the annual rent and hire of a tool locker, you will need a gate key (£5.00 refundable deposit) and to pay a £25.00 deposit refundable when you vacate the plot, having left it without undue rubbish and having cleared your shed or tool locker.
Q. Are there any rules about tenanting a plot?
A. All tenants automatically become members of Moseley and District Allotments Holders Association Limited (MaDAHAL) when they rent a plot. See members section. Both the Association and Birmingham City Council have a set of rules that plot holders must keep. Click on the link to review the rules. When a new tenant rents a plot they complete a tenancy agreement between themselves and the City Council. Failure to keep to the agreement, including the rules, may lead to eviction, known as re-entering the plot.
Ready to rent a plot?
It wont look like the plots on BBC’s Big Allotment Challenge! Watch the youtube video to show what one plot holder took on and how they began to develop their plot.