No, anyone who lives in the borough can rent a garage from us.
If you are a council tenant then we will charge you £8.04 per week (2012/13).
If you are not a tenant, then we have to charge you VAT, which brings the price to £9.64 per week (2012/13). This is at the 20% VAT rate.
If you are a tenant you can pay your garage rent in the same way you pay rent for your home.
We strongly recommend that you set up a direct debit to pay for your garage, to make sure your account is always in credit.
You can find out more information here.
You can if you pay for a full year in advance. In 2012 the discount is £26. For more information about the discount call the Customer Services team on 01206 282514.
Garages should normally be used to store your car, but you can use them for other things as long as you don’t cause a nuisance or do anything which is dangerous or illegal. You must not use your garage for carrying out any business or trade unless we give you permission in writing first. You must never store petrol or other flammable substances in the garage.
If you are a council tenant or leaseholder and owe us any money, then we will not consider you for a garage. If you have had a garage with us, but still owe us money, you will also not be considered.
We have a zero-tolerance policy towards rent arrears on garages. This means if you fall behind on your payments we will take steps to recover the garage so we can rent it to someone else.
You can end your garage tenancy by giving one week’s notice in writing, ending on a Monday. Remember to make sure that the rent is up to date, all the keys are returned and all your belongings are removed.
Yes. If you do not pay your rent, or if you break the conditions of your garage tenancy, we can give you one week’s notice in writing that we are ending your tenancy. We will charge you if we have to change the locks.