Two Acts of Parliament regulate the formation and apportionment of allotments: the Allotment Act of 1922 and that of 1925. These enact that, notwithstanding any conflicting agreement, the owner may only determine a tenant’s tenure by (I) a notice of a minimum of six months ; (ii) if the land should be required for building, for public improvements, or for some industrial purpose, re-entry after a notice to quit of three months ; (iii) should the landlord be a public company or a corporation, and the land is urgently needed for the purposes for which it is held ; (iv) after three months’ notice after the acquiring of the land for housing schemes by a local government authority ; (v) for any breach of tenancy conditions, bankruptcy, non-payment of rent or liquidation of the allotment-holders’ association.
The Act of 1925 grants powers to the Public Works Loan Commission to advance money, not exceeding two-thirds of the value of the land, to approved associations for the purchase of land for allotment development. Should allotment holders be ejected on less than six months’ notice they are entitled to compensation for crops and unexhausted manures.
Unless exempted by the Minister of Agriculture, every borough or urban district council of over 10,000, or where there are allot ments in excess of four hundred provided, must establish an Allot ments Committee having thereon co-opted members elected by the allotment-holders.