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The Duchy Tenants Association was formed on the Isles of Scilly in 1996 when a number of farm and residential tenants of the Duchy of Cornwall on the Islands banded together to challenge their landlord over the introduction of a ‘Bed Tax’ policy. As a result, the Duchy was obliged to negotiate an agreement rather than impose unilaterally its own scheme.
Over the years, membership has more than tripled, and the association has taken up a range of issues on Scilly and kept members alert to Duchy plans for the Islands. It represents business, farm and residential tenants of the Duchy of Cornwall in Britain’s most south-westerly community. It engages in both dialogue and dispute with the Duchy.
The DTA produces and circulates four newsletters each year. They highlight a range of issues on the Islands on which the Duchy and its tenants may not always see eye to eye.
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