Tenancy and estate services for council tenants
Do you want advice on Waverley owned garages?
How do I apply for a Waverley garage?
Apply using the online application form or you can contact the Garage Administration Officer:
Waverley Borough Council,
Tel: 01483 523171 Email: email@example.com
Where are Waverley's garages?
Waverley has garages in all the main towns that make up the Borough, as well as some of the surrounding villages. Please remember that in some areas there may be a substantial waiting list.
See a list of our available garages.
Garage waiting list and allocationsIn some areas there is a substantial waiting list for a garage. When you apply for a garage:
- your name will be added to the waiting list for your
- when a garage becomes available it will be offered to the
applicant at the top of the waiting list for that area
- preference will be given to tenants of Waverley Borough Council, followed by ex-tenants who have bought their homes from Waverley
- tenants in arrears will not normally be considered for a garage.
Garage rent payment
Rent for your garage must be paid on time. Rent is due every week, but you may pay it fortnightly or monthly in advance, or by direct debit. If you wish to retain your garage tenancy, the garage account must be kept clear of arrears. Where rent arrears rise to an unacceptable level or an account is in arrears for too long, we may decide to repossess the garage. If this happens a Notice to Quit is issued, the garage tenancy will be terminated unless all the arrears on the account are cleared before the expiry date given on the Notice.
Unlike house and flats, we do not have to apply to courts for a Possession Order. Waverley operates a policy of automatic repossession should a third Notice to Quit be served on a garage regardless of whether the account is subsequently cleared. Should a garage be repossessed and be found to contain goods, the tenant will be contacted and asked to removed them.
Should we have to clear the garage, the cost of the clearance along with the cost of a lock change, should one have been necessary, will be charged to the former tenant. This is on top of any arrears outstanding.
Most arrears cases can be dealt with relatively simply provided tenants get in contact early enough. Ignoring the situation can only make matters worse. Due to the low level of rent compared to a house or flat, some may regard garage rent as low priority. However we have a duty to recover all rent owed to us to fund the services we provide. We are also required to maintain overall levels of outstanding rent including garage rent, within limits set by Central Government.
If you wish to terminate your rental agreement with us for the garage you need to fill out a termination form.
You can pay your garage rent online, over the phone, by direct debit or at a paypoint
Page owner: Caroline Ottery. Last updated: 22/10/2012 13:24