Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:25
All of the above, but also check for pernicious weeds such as Horse tail, Japanese Knotweed, ground elder and bindweed.
The second two can be dealt with, but personally I wouldn't take on an allotment with either of the first two.
Also I'd think twice about an allotment bounded by a large hedge or trees - roots can be a real nuisance.
But ... how exciting!!! Good luck