Rent a garage from us

Garages

We have garages available to rent at various sites across Cambridge, available to residents, leaseholders and commuters. Some areas are more popular than others, so there may be a waiting list.

Garage rents will be collected by Direct Debit.

Rent currently starts from £9.55 per week plus VAT - see below for the full list of costs.

The approximate dimensions of our garages are:

  • Length 4.9m
  • Width inner 2.33m
  • Width door 2.14m

[These measurements are taken from the Newtown garages, located behind Hanover Court, CB2 1JH].

Apply

Fill out our quick form to apply for a garage. You can specify up to three preferred locations: our map (see below) shows where our garages are and how many garages we own in each block. The information is also in our list of garages [PDF, 10kB].

Apply to rent a garage

You can also apply by post: download the garage_application [PDF, 37kB] and return it to our area housing office.

Priority will be given to existing council tenants and applicants with restricted mobility. You will be placed on a waiting list if there is no available garage at any of your preferred locations.

If you are offered a garage you will be required to sign a Garage Agreement, which outlines your responsibilities on usage of the garage. We will not issue an agreement to Cambridge City Council tenants or leaseholders who are in arrears with their rent or service charges.

Garage rental costs

Cambridge City Council tenants are not required to pay VAT.

Four weeks' rent and a £50 deposit is required on the day you sign up, and all garage tenants are required to pay by direct debit.

Garage rental costs
Tenant detailsPriorityWeekly cost
Residential tenants of Cambridge City Council (for storing modes of transport only) 1 £9.74
Residents or council leaseholders living within half a mile walk from garage (for storing modes of transport only) 1 £9.74 + VAT
Other residents within the city boundary (for storing modes of transport only) 2 £11.82 + VAT
Public bodies and charities (for storing modes of transport only) 3 £16.27 + VAT
  • Anyone from the categories above using a garage solely for storage
  • Residents outside the city boundary (for modes of transport or other storage)
  • Businesses inside or outside the city boundary (for modes of transport or other storage)
4 £18.35 + VAT

Using your garage

You may use the garage for domestic use to keep a private mode of transport in, as well as to store bicycles, personal household or garden items. However, if you use the garage solely for storage purposes, you must pay the higher rate rent (see table above). Large-scale vehicle repairs are not permitted.

You are responsible for your garage, which includes reporting any repairs that are needed. Your garage agreement may be terminated if we receive complaints about noise or nuisance caused by you or visitors.

We will carry out any necessary repairs to the garage; routine repairs are usually carried out within 28 days. Any damage caused by misuse of the garage will be repaired, however the cost of the repair recharged to you.

Ending an agreement

If you wish to end your Garage Agreement, you must give at least one full week's notice in writing to your local housing office.

You agree to return your garage clean and clear of all items and return the keys to your garage to us promptly. If you fail to meet these conditions you will be charged for any clearance costs.

If you break any part of the agreement we will issue a Notice to Quit (this will end your agreement) and take possession of the garage. You will also be charged for forced entry, clearance, and a lock change. If you incur any costs they will be deducted from your deposit.

Private parking spaces

We have created some open parking spaces for people whose vehicles are too large to fit inside a garage. These spaces can be secured with a drop-down bollard, for which the tenant must supply their own padlock.

The weekly rate for a space is £7.43 for council tenants, or the same as for a garage (see table above) for everybody else.

Map of garages

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