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Council garages

Information about renting a council garage, how to pay your rent, replacing your council garage rent card and how to end your tenancy. 

Can I rent a council garage?

We own a number of garages, garage bases and parking spaces which can be rented, subject to availability. They are located in most urban areas and villages. Their locations are listed on the garage application form. You can apply for them by printing off, completing and returning the following pdf form.  You must also send a copy of your vehicle registration document (V5C) for the vehicle that you intend to store in the garage.

Council Garage, Garage Base and Parking Space Application Form (pdf 99kb opens in new window)

You can take the form to any of our Customer Service Centres or send it to:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Housing Services
County Hall
Beverley
HU17 9BA

Alternatively you can contact us and we will send you a form.  To find out about the availability and cost of garages, bases and parking spaces in particular locations please contact us:

Email: housing.services@eastriding.gov.uk
Telephone: (01482) 396301

Applicants for garages must be aged 18 or over. We do not accept applications from current or former East Riding of Yorkshire Council tenants with outstanding debts for rents or repairs.

Our garages are for personal private use only and for the storage of a motor vehicle. They must not be used for the storage of any other goods (including petrol or flammable materials), or for commercial activities. Our garages must not be sublet to anyone else.

If you apply for a garage, base or parking space but there are no current vacancies, we will add your name to the waiting list for that site. Waiting lists are managed in date order, but council tenants will be given preference over non-council tenants. When a garage becomes available, we will contact you. If you would like to accept the tenancy you will be asked to sign the relevant tenancy agreement which lists your responsibilities as the tenant. It is important that you read all the conditions carefully.

How much does it cost to rent a council garage?

The rent for council garages is payable fortnightly in advance.  The rent for 2017-18 is £10.50 per fortnight including VAT (£8.74 per fortnight for council tenants as they do not have to pay VAT) and is payable for 48 weeks per year.

The rent is increased each year on the first Monday in April.

How do I pay my council garage rent?

Paying rent is a condition of the garage tenancy, rents are due in advance and can be paid either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. There are numerous ways to pay your rent online using our secure payment facility (opens in new window) by standing order, at the Customer Service Centres, by post, or on the telephone.

The following pdf document provides a full list of ways to pay your council garage rent:

Information on ways to pay your council rent (pdf 286kb opens in new window)

If you have persistent rent arrears or they rise to an unacceptable level we may take action to terminate the tenancy and repossess the garage.

Our billing and collection team provide a complete enquiry service for tenants in relation to council garages.

Email: rents@eastriding.gov.uk
Telephone: (01482) 393939

The team issue new, annual and replacement rent cards, annual rent increase letters and standing order forms.

I’ve lost my council garage rent card, how can I get another one?

Our billing and collection team provide a complete enquiry service for council garage tenants in relation to the payment of rent and rent arrears.

Email: rents@eastriding.gov.uk

Telephone: (01482) 393939

The team issue new, annual and replacement rent cards, annual rent increase letters and standing order forms.

If you need a replacement card you can request a garage rent card (opens in new window).

How do I end my council garage tenancy?

When you have finished with the garage, base or parking space you can end your tenancy by printing off, completing and returning the following pdf form:

Termination form for council garage, garage base and parking space tenancy (pdf 76kb opens new window)

You can take the form to any of our Customer Service Centres  or send it to:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Housing Services
County Hall
Beverley
HU17 9BA

Alternatively you can contact us and we will send you a form.  You will need to give us two week's notice ending on a Sunday.

Email: housing.services@eastriding.gov.uk
Telephone: (01482) 396301

You must remove all your belongings from the garage, base or parking space you must leave it in the same condition you found it and you must return your keys to an agreed customer service centre.  

Should we have to clear the garage, base or parking space or change the lock because keys haven’t been returned, the cost will be charged to you.

Last Updated: Thursday, 13 April 2017