This is a rent book from 1928 printed by the Ashton & District Property Owners’ Association in Ashton-Under-Lyne. At the time the property was owned by Ben Riley and was situated at 136 Chapel Street, Dukinfield. It was let out to a Mr. Hawes for 10 / – per week.
This 4″ x 6.5″ booklet, constructed of card stock, features advertisements from local businesses on the front and back cover. The inside of the rent book provides a space to track payments over the year and also state the terms and conditions, including:
* Slop Water Only to be used in Waste Water Closets.
* No wireless apparatus must be attached to any premises without the consent of the Landlord or his Agents
* No Pigeons or Hens allowed to be kept on the Premises.
The terms end with the stern warning that “Tenants removing their Goods before the Rent be paid, and any person who may assist in so doing, are, by Act of Parliament, liable to be committed to the HOUSE OF CORRECTION FOR SIX MONTHS“.