Garage lettings - frequently asked questions

faq icon 17106 How much does it cost to rent a garage?

Garage rent charges are per week and are dependant on their location. Read more >

faq icon 17107 Can I buy a council garage?

No. At the present time, we have no plans to sell council garages.

faq icon 17108 Who is responsible for maintenance and repairs?

As the tenant, you are responsible for the locks, keys and the keeping of the garage in a clean and tidy condition. Read more >

faq icon 17109 How do I report a problem or request a repair?

Please contact our repairs team. Read more >

faq icon 17110 How do I end my garage tenancy?

You need to provide us with one week's notice in writing or via email with the tenancy ending on a Sunday. Read more >

faq icon 17111 Can I rent more than one garage?

Yes. However, if there is a waiting list for garages in your choice of areas and other applicants do not already rent a garage, they will take priority when a vacancy occurs.

faq icon 17112 Can I add extra security to my garage?

Yes. You may add a hasp and padlock to the door of the garage if you wish. Read more >

faq icon 17113 If I am in rent arrears, can I still rent a garage?

No. The Council will not rent a garage to you until all debts owed to us are cleared. Read more >

faq icon 17114 How do I pay for my garage?

A rent payment must be paid in advance by cheque or card and all subsequent rent payments by direct debit. Read more >

faq icon 17115 How does the waiting list work?

You can be placed on a waiting list if your choice of garage is unavailable. Read more >

faq icon 17116 Is Housing Benefit payable on garage rent?

No. Tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit are not entitled to additional benefit to pay for garage rent.