708. Landlord's compensation for deterioration of allotment.

708.     Landlord's compensation for deterioration of allotment.

Where the tenant1 of land2 let for use as an allotment garden3 quits the land on the termination of his tenancy, the landlord4 is entitled, notwithstanding any agreement to the contrary, to recover from the tenant compensation in respect of any deterioration of the land caused by the tenant's failure to maintain it clean and in a good state of cultivation and fertility5. The amount of any such compensation is the cost, as at the date of the tenant's quitting the land, of making good the