With more and more allotment sites becoming Self-Managed and with the increasing number of problems it brings it is important that everyone when writing or reviewing a Constitution all rules, terms of reference, conditions etc. remember and adhere to the following:
It MUST be fair to everyone,
MUST follow the requirements of all equality legislation,
MUST follow the laws of natural justice (i.e. treat everyone else as we would expect to be treated ourselves)
MUST be in accordance with the law (i.e. statues such as the various Allotment Acts and case law).
Any rules or conditions relating to tenancy, cultivation or discipline must have a clear and reasonable timescale, a clear explanation of the criteria to be used to make these judgements and the right of appeal.