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Renting a garage in Canterbury

We have garages across Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and in some rural locations including the villages across the district. As some garage locations are more popular than others – we may operate a waiting list for some areas.

The cost of renting a garage:*

From 6 April 2016, the rental of the garage is:

  Weekly cost Monthly cost
Council tenants £8.02 £33.42
Private residents ** £9.62 £40.08

Crown Gardens Garages (Council tenants)

£10.27 £42.79
Crown Gardens Garages (Private residents)** n/a £51.33


*Prices are subject to change
** Private residents are required to pay VAT on their garage rental. These charges include VAT at 20%.

You will be required to pay four weeks' rental of the garage in advance when you sign the licence agreement. The licence agreement will list the full terms and conditions of the licence which you will need to read before signing. The minimum period you can rent a garage for is one month.

How to apply for a garage:

Apply online

What happens next?

Due to the popularity of some garage locations – we may operate a garage application waiting list which we review and check availability on a weekly basis. Once we receive your application form for a garage – we aim to contact you within 10 days to let you know of our garage availability.

Paying for the garage

You will have your own garage rent account (if you are a tenant - this will be seperate from your home rent account) and we will send you quarterly rent statements. There are a number of different ways you can pay your garage rent.

What can the garage be used for?

We will rent you a garage to store your car, other motor vehicle or for general storage. You must not use the garage for any business, trade or professional purpose. You must not store inflammable or potentially dangerous substances or materials, with the exception of fuel contained in the tanks of garaged vehicles.

Repairs

We will keep the structure and exterior of the garage in good repair. You are responsible for repair or replacement of any item damaged due to any act or neglect on your part or by members of your household or visitors. Please note that garages are sufficiently wind and watertight to store a car but are not dry enough to store domestic items. Please be aware: replacement keys or locks for your garage are your responsibility.

What happens if I do not pay?

If the rent is not paid weekly, we may end the garage licence by serving you with a Notice to Quit. When the licence is ended we will change the locks and remove all items from the garage. We may charge you for any costs incurred.

Insuring the garage

We do not insure the contents of the garage so you will need to arrange this with your insurance provider.

Ending the garage licence

You can bring the garage licence to an end on any Monday by giving 7 days' prior notice in writing. You are responsible for ensuring the garage is left clear of your belongings. We will charge you for the cost of removing any items or rubbish left in the garage once your licence has ended.

Locations of garages:

We have a number of different garage locations across your area, which are listed below. Please be aware that due to the popularity of some locations, we may operate a waiting list for some garage areas. If you apply for a popular area, you will be added to the waiting list and updated once a garage becomes available.

Canterbury

  • Querns Place – Querns Place
  • Spring Lane Estate – Bankside Flats, Fyndon House, Suffolk Road, Sussex Avenue, Warwick Road
  • North Holmes Road – St Gregory’s Road
  • Hales Place Estate – Ancress Close, Bawden Close, Beecroft Close, Copinger Close, Culpepper Close, Downs Road, Frencham Close, Godden Road, Hawe Close, Hovenden Close, Jesuit Close, Tenterden Drive
  • London Road Estate – City View, Mill Lane, Miller Avenue, Shipman Avenue, Squire Avenue, Knight Avenue
  • Martyrs Field (Wincheap) – Cambridge Road,
  • Elham Road, Lime Kiln Road, Oxford Road, Valley Road, Zealand Road
  • Poets Estate – Tennyson Avenue
  • New Ruttington Lane – Artillery Gardens, Artillery Street, New Ruttington Lane
  • Brymore Estate – Brymore Road,
  • Honeywood Close, Starle Close, Wemyss Court
  • Beverley House – New Beverley House
  • Westgate/Whitehall Area – Crown Gardens, Somner Close, Whitehall Close
  • The Hoystings – The Hoystings
  • Thanington – Alfred Close, Strangers Lane

Canterbury Rural

  • Adisham – Station Road
  • Bekesbourne – Bifrons Road
  • Chartham – Highland Road, Rentain Road
  • Littlebourne – St Vincents Close
  • Sturry – Ince Road, River View, St Nicholas Close

Whitstable

  • Faversham Road
  • Church Way
  • Gosselin Street
  • Lucerne Estate
  • Tassells Walk
  • Long Rock
  • Windsor House

Herne Bay

  • Beaumont Street
  • Cliffsea Grove
  • Crownhill Road
  • Elizabeth Court
  • Gilchrist Avenue
  • Fitzgerald Avenue
  • Matthews Road
  • Spencer Road
  • Sussex Close
  • Sussex Gardens

Herne Bay Rural

  • Upstreet – St Mary’s Gardens
  • Hoath – Barn Close

Rent a garage in Dover

There are around 900 garages across the Dover District area that provide useful parking and storage for cars and motorbikes.

How much does it cost?

  • Private Customers – From £11.10 per week
  • Council Tenants - £11.10 per week
  • There are also three garages in town centre areas which cost £17.22 per week to rent - these are situated in Harold Street, Godwyne Road and Pencester Court.

How do I apply for a garage?

What happens next?

Your details are then placed on our waiting list and you are contacted by us, either by phone, email or letter, when you are at the top of the waiting list and a garage in your selected area is available. Please bear in mind that some areas are more popular than others so you may have to be patient.

Paying for the garage

You will have your own garage rent account (if you are a tenant this will be separate from your home rent account) and we will send you quarterly rent statements. There are a number of different ways you can pay your garage rent so check out our 'paying your rent' section for details.

What can the garage be used for?

We will rent you a garage to store your car, other motor vehicle or for general storage. You must not use the garage for any business, trade or professional purpose. You must not store inflammable or potentially dangerous substances or materials, with the exception of fuel contained in the tanks of garaged vehicles.

Repairs

We will keep the structure and exterior of the garage in good repair. If you would like to report a repair directly to Mears, please telephone 0800 0234 320. You are responsible for repair or replacement of any item damaged due to any act or neglect on your part or by members of your household or visitors. Please note that garages are sufficiently wind and watertight to store a car but are not dry enough to store domestic items. Please be aware: replacement keys or locks for your garage are your responsibility.

What happens if I do not pay?

If the rent is not paid, we may end the garage licence by serving you with a Notice to Quit. When the licence is ended we will change the locks and remove all items from the garage. We may charge you for any costs incurred.

Insuring the garage

We do not insure the contents of the garage so you will need to arrange this with your insurance provider.

Ending the garage licence

You can bring the garage licence to an end on any Monday by giving 7 days' prior notice in writing. You are responsible for ensuring the garage is left clear of your belongings. We will charge you for the cost of removing any items or rubbish left in the garage once your licence has ended.

Locations of garages:

We have a number of different garage locations across your area, which are listed below. Please be aware that due to the popularity of some locations, we may operate a waiting list for some garage areas. If you apply for a popular area, you will be added to the waiting list and updated once a garage becomes available.

Dover

Aycliffe

  • St Davids Avenue
  • St Giles Close
  • St Richards Walk
  • Sunny Corner
  • Old Folkestone Road

Buckland

  • Auckland Crescent
  • Cleveland Close
  • Florida Close
  • Kimberley Close
  • The Linces
  • Maine Close
  • Melbourne Avenue
  • Simcoe Terrace
  • Wolfe Terrace

Green Lane Estate

  • Fulbert Road
  • Rokesley Road
  • Peverell Road
  • Colton Crescent
  • Hirst Close

St Radigunds

  • George Street
  • Primrose Road

Town Centre

  • Godwyne Close*
  • Harold Street*
  • Leyburne Road
  • Mount Road
  • Pencester Court*
  • St Monicas, Folkestone Road
  • Westbury Crescent
  • York House
  • Gateway Flats

*These garages have a higher rent amount per week

Tower Hamlets

  • Astor Avenue
  • Wyndham Road

Deal

Middle Deal

  • Delane Road
  • Diana Gardens
  • Dola Avenue
  • Edinburgh House
  • Travers Road
  • William Pitt Avenue

Mill Hill

  • Pilots Avenue
  • Trinity Place

North End

  • Canute Road
  • Ethlebert Road
  • Harold Road

St Richards Road

  • Elizabeth Carter Avenue
  • Little Avenue
  • St Martins Road
  • Wilson Avenue

Telegraph Road

  • Freemens Way
  • Stockdale Gardens

Walmer

  • Owen Square
  • Palmerston Avenue
  • Wellesley Avenue

Sandwich

  • St Barts Avenue
  • Hazelwood Meadow

Rural Areas

Capel

  • Cauldham Close

Elvington

  • Adelaide Road

Hougham

  • Queens Lea

Ringwould

  • Queens Rise

St Margarets-at-Cliffe

  • Churchill Close

Temple Ewell

  • Templeside

 

Renting a garage in Shepway

East Kent Housing manages over 800 garages across Shepway which you could rent to store your car or motorbike in.

How much does it cost?

The rental costs for garages are listed below, these are subject to change on a annual basis.  The prices shown are for 2016/17:

Weekly cost Monthly cost
Council tenants £11.10 £46.25
Private residents ** £13.32 £55.50

** Private residents have to pay VAT on their garage rental and also need to pay £40 deposit when they sign up.

Apply for a garage:

  • Apply online
  • Apply by telephone on 01303 853700
  • Come into our area offices to complete an application form
  • Download the application form online and return to us at the address on the form

What happens next?

Your details are then placed on our waiting list and you are contacted by us, either by phone, email or letter, when you are at the top of the waiting list and a garage in your selected area is available. Please bear in mind that some areas are more popular than others so you may have to be patient.

How do I pay my garage rent?

Direct Debit is the easiest way to pay your garge rent, for more information about paying your rent check out our 'How and Where to Pay' form.

What happens if I don't pay?

If you do not pay your rent we may end your garage tenancy by serving you with a Notice to Quit. When the tenancy is ended we will change the locks and remove all items from the garage and we will charge you for the cost of doing this.

Repairs to your garage

We will keep the structure and exterior of the garage in good repair. You are responsible for repair or replacement of damage due to any act or neglect on your part or by members of your household or visitors.
Garages are sufficiently wind and watertight to store a car but are not dry enough to store domestic items. Replacement keys or locks will also be your responsibility.

Insuring the contents of your garage

We do not insure the contents of the garage so you will need to arrange this seperately with your own insurance provider.

Ending your garage tenancy

You can bring your garage tenancy to an end on any Monday by giving 2 weeks notice in writing. You will need to make sure the garage is left clear of any belongings and is swept clean. We will charge you for the cost of removing any items or rubbish left in the garage once your tenancy has ended.

How do I apply?

You can either:

  • Apply online
  • Apply by telephone on 01303 853700
  • Come into our area offices to complete an application form
  • Download the application form online and return to us at the address on the form

What happens next?

Your details are then placed on our waiting list and you are contacted by us, either by phone, email or letter, when you are at the top of the waiting list and a garage in your selected area is available.

Please bear in mind that some areas are more popular than others so you may have to be patient.

Renting a garage in Thanet

Your local council looks after the renting of garages in Thanet please visit their website to find out more and to download a garage application form.

Visit the Garage section on Thanet District Council's website

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