Renting a Council Garage

Introduction

The Council owns blocks of garages throughout the Borough and individual garages can be rented by either tenants of the Council or other individuals. All garages are rented on weekly tenancies.

To rent a Council garage you must register on Homechoice. www.castlepointhomechoice.org.uk

Garages will be advertised periodically and you will be able to make a bid for one as they are advertised. We will not rent a garage to you if you are in arrears with your housing rent or council tax. Please ensure you complete the online form in full. We will contact you to let you know if you are successful in renting a garage from us.

Council garages are to be used for the storage of cars only. On the odd occasion people do ask to use a garage to store furniture for a short period of time. In these circumstances, you will be asked to complete a form which relinquishes the Council from liability due to damage caused by rain or dampness getting into the garage.

Rents

Council tenants will pay a rent of £13.00 a week and this is reviewed annually along with other rent increases.

When a garage is rented by a person other than a Council tenant, we are required to charge VAT on top of the rent.  Therefore the weekly charge will be £15.60 a week. Housing Benefit will not be paid in respect of garage rent.

Offer of a Council garage

When the Council makes an offer of a garage, you will be required to come to the Council Offices to sign a Tenancy Agreement and to collect your keys. At the sign up two forms of ID will be required.  This could be either a Passport or Birth Certificate, plus a utility bill which shows your name and address. The originals will be photocopied and returned to you.

You will also be required to pay four weeks rent in advance .

Termination

The Council requires one clear week's notice to terminate a garage. You can request a form to complete to give notice to terminate a garage tenancy.

The cost of any clearance required after the termination of the garage tenancy will be recharged to you.

For further information on renting garages please call 01268 882339.

Contact the Council

Phone: 01268 882200
Fax: 01268 882455
Email: info@castlepoint.gov.uk

Council Opening Times:

Monday-Thursday: 08:45 - 17:15
Friday: 08:45 - 16:45