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Rent a Garage

Due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19) we are limiting some services to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.  We will not be processing garage applications or letting garages until further notice.  Please do not contact us with any queries relating to letting a new garage.

Leeds City Council owns over 5,000 garages and plot sites across the city which can be rented and used to store cars, vans or motorcycles. They can also be used for storage or other activity by arrangement with your Housing Officer before your tenancy commences.

If you’re struggling to park in your street or near your workplace, you can apply to rent a garage from us. Both council tenants and non-tenants can apply.

Council garages cannot be used to repair vehicles or run a business.

Applying to rent a garage

 

Please complete the registration form here. Please note we will not be processing any applications during the ongoing health situation.

You will retain your date of registration if you have an existing garage application on our waiting list.

 

Cost

It is £8.42 per week for council tenants and £8.42 plus VAT per week for non-council tenants.

Council tenants - please be aware that insurance for your rented garage is not included in the tenants’ insurance scheme.

What happens next

All applicants join a waiting list. Garages are allocated from the waiting list based on the following criteria:

  • council tenants are considered before non-tenants
  • council tenants with rent arrears on their property account will not be considered until they have paid these arrears in full
  • preference will be given to tenants who have a mobility vehicle
  • priority will be given to people living closest to the garage
  • if no waiting list exists then garages are let on a first come first served basis
  • only one garage is allocated per applicant unless there are no other applicants on the waiting list for that area

Existing garage tenants

Make a payment online

You will need your garage rent account number to make a payment online. Please note that you cannot use a credit card to make online payments.

Make a one off paymentExternal link

Set up a Direct Debit by phone

Direct Debit is a simple and safe way to pay.

You can make a payment by debit card on our automated telephone line. You will need your bank details and your garage rent account number. Please note, credit cards cannot be used.

0800 188 4000
(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 5pm; Wednesday 10am to 5pm)

Standing order

You can choose to make monthly payments by standing order. Some banks will also allow you to set up weekly payments.

Please print and complete the standing order form, and return it to your bank or building society.

Repairs

Please call 0800 188 4000 to report repairs.

Ending your garage tenancy

The tenant or the council can give notice to end the garage tenancy at any time. We are able to give notice to a garage tenant without reason, and a court order is not needed to gain possession of a garage.

The notice period for a built garage is one week ending on a Monday. The notice period for a garage plot site is one month. 

You can give notice by completing and signing a garage termination notice form. It is your responsibility to clear the garage of any belongings or rubbish.

 

Garage Declaration

Please note that by applying for a garage you agree to give consent for Leeds City Council to use your personal information.

We collect and use information about you for the following reasons:

  • providing public services
  • resolving a complaint
  • contacting you regarding this enquiry
  • collecting anonymous statistical information

Further information on how we use your information can be found on our privacy notice. This includes details of your information rights and how to contact our Data Protection Officer.