I own my house which has a separate field which is currently grass. I have received an enquiry from a stranger asking if I would be prepared to let them use part of the field for an allotment. This is in Scotland and I have been advised to be very careful about letting someone start digging on my land as they may acquire by default some rights over the land, (maybe after say a year?). Apart from growing vegetables they also want to put chickens and ducks on the plot. I am not asking for payment, but am wondering whether I should avoid going ahead with this. Please advise.Kind RegardsCSmith
Province/Country relating to question : Scotland
speaking to friends including farmers who are suggesting there may be problems for me if I go ahead
To ensure no rights are created you should enter into a lease with this person which will regulate the conditions of occupation and will also give a limit to the duration of the lease, even if renewable. This will ensure that you will be able to evict your tenant if things dont go to plan.
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