Apply for a Council garage
Council garages are available to rent in the city. However, depending on demand and availability there may be a waiting list.
Garage applications are taking longer than expected (up to two weeks) but all applications are processed at our Area Offices once received.
To apply for a Council garage you will need to complete the form below.
You must have a clear council house rent account.
If you are not a council tenant and you owe the council money from a previous tenancy, you will not be added to the waiting list until the debt is cleared in full.
What happens next
We will place your details onto a garage waiting list. Garage applications from council tenants are allocated on a first-come, first served basis.
Applications from non-council tenants are treated slightly differently as Council tenants will always be given preference on the garage waiting list. In practice, non-council applicants will only be offered a garage when there is no demand from council tenants.
When a garage becomes available and you are the applicant at the top of the waiting list, we will contact you to arrange a time and date when you can view the garage. You will be given seven working days in which to decide whether or not to accept our offer and to respond to us.
If you would like to accept the garage, you should contact your local information point or customer service centre to arrange an appointment to sign the garage tenancy agreement.
Please note - No council tenant will be offered a second garage if there are other tenants still waiting for a first garage.
If you are a council tenant, you will need to bring your rent card with you.
If you are not a council tenant, you will need to bring proof of identity and a utility bill with you.
Rent charge for a garage
- £8.40 per week if you are a council tenant
- £10.08 per week if you are a non council tenant, this includes a VAT charge
Falling behind with your rent
If you are experiencing difficulties with your rent payments, you should either contact your
- neighbourhood housing officer
- your local information point
- customer service centre
However, if you do not contact us or the situation does not improve, we reserve the right to give one week's notice to end your garage tenancy and we will write to you informing you of this.
If you do not hand in the garage keys by the date shown on the letter, the garage lock may be changed and you may be charged for this.
If you are registered disabled and have a blue badge we will award you a priority for a garage.
If you get Mobility Allowance, this may be enough to get you priority. If in doubt, please contact us.
Garage renting preference
Order of priority for garages -
- council applicant disabled
- council applicant requesting first garage
- council applicant requesting subsequent garages
- private applicant disabled
- private applicant requesting first garage
- private applicant requesting subsequent garages
Repairs to your Council garage
If you need to report a repair to your garage, please contact 01482 300 300 to report your repair or
you can raise your own repair using the below link.
You must let us know you are moving and let us know your new address. If you are moving to another home within the same area you can keep the garage.
If you are moving to a house outside the area, please check with your local customer service centre or information point.
If you wish to terminate your garage account, you will need to complete the below general enquiry form and provide us with one weeks notice.
Please ensure that you provide us with your rent number for the garage.
If you have a query relating to any of the below please complete the general enquiry housing form and your housing office will look into this matter and contact you to discuss your query.
- rent owing
- general query
- rent refund