Rent a garage

Leeds City Council owns over 5,000 garages and plot sites across the city which can be rented and used to store motor vehicles or motor cycles. Both council tenants and non-tenants can apply to rent a garage.

If you’re struggling to park in your street this could be the answer.

Council garages cannot currently be used for commercial use, general storage, repairing vehicles or running a business.


How do I apply?


Please complete the application form and return it to your local housing office.



How much is it to rent a garage?


It is £8.15 per week for council tenants and £8.15 plus VAT per week for non-council tenants.

Insurance for garages is not included in the tenants’ insurance scheme.


How are garages allocated?


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
  • Garages that are next to multi-story flats are allocated to tenants living in the flats in the first instance
  • 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

How much notice is needed to terminate the tenancy of the garage?

The tenant or the council can give notice at any time. Unlike a domestic property, the council can give notice to a garage tenant without reason. A court order is not needed to gain possession of a garage.

The notice period for a built garage is one week either side ending on a Monday and the notice period for a garage site is one month on either side. The tenant can give notice by completing and signing a garage termination notice form. If the tenant gives notice on a garage plot, it is their responsibility to clear and dispose of the garage.

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Can you rent a garage for domestic purposes only, or can you rent for commercial reasons?Can you rent a garage for domestic purposes only, or can you rent for commercial reasons?<div class="ExternalClass9B2B89607E0D498F8C5263DC9FE7E5A9">​​<p>The reason for renting a garage should be for the storage of a motor vehicle. Other related usage may be allowed but you should discuss this with the relevant Housing Office prior to entering an agreement to rent a garage. Garages can only be rented to individuals and not businesses.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></p></div>
Do you have to be a council tenant to rent a garage?Do you have to be a council tenant to rent a garage?<div class="ExternalClass30481E8A3DE046EEA207A643717F61AA">​​<p>No, anyone can rent a garage.​</p></div>
Am I able to rent a garage to break cars?Am I able to rent a garage to break cars?<div class="ExternalClassE371641A15454734A411FB1927146AD1">​​<p>No, breaking cars is not an activity that Leeds City Council allows in its garages.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></p></div>
Am I only allowed to rent a garage near to my home, or can I rent a garage near my workplace?Am I only allowed to rent a garage near to my home, or can I rent a garage near my workplace?<div class="ExternalClass5393C5D47BE34C4C891B40282B8FE8A5">​​<p>You can request a garage away from your home but priority will be given to people living closest to the garage.​​</p></div>
Can I buy a council rented garage?Can I buy a council rented garage?<div class="ExternalClass90B2E6E3AE2844AF99F327B3D3F06982">​​<p>No, you cannot buy a Leeds City Council garage.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></p></div>
How long do I have to wait to get a garage?How long do I have to wait to get a garage?<div class="ExternalClassAAA675D8B099437691059BB3A55246E7">​​<p>Enquire with the Housing Office in the area you want a garage and they can advise on waiting times.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></p></div>
How do I find out which garages are available and which are closest to my house?How do I find out which garages are available and which are closest to my house?<div class="ExternalClassA27BF65B9234439A81E5B7B614045F95">​​<p>Enquire with the Housing Office in the area you want a garage and they will inform you of available garages.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></p></div>
How can I report repairs to a garage?How can I report repairs to a garage?<div class="ExternalClass85BC23D8FC96470E89C64EDF6247E5D7">​​<p>Call <strong>0800 188 4000</strong> to report repairs.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></p></div>
What are the dimensions of the garages?What are the dimensions of the garages?<div class="ExternalClass1112070BDE2C4C6394F7152022801132">​​<p>Sizes of garages vary. Please speak to your local Housing Office.​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></p></div>

 

 

Application for a garagehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Application for a garage.pdf183011pdf
Notice to terminate a garage sitehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Notice to terminate a garage site.docx76755docx
Notice to terminate a garagehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Notice to terminate a garage.docx79569docx

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