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Renting a Garage

On this page you’ll be able to find out all you need to know about renting a garage from us. You can also fill in an online form to apply for one. You can also download a leaflet which has useful information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a Colchester Borough Homes Tenant or leaseholder to get a garage?

No, anyone who lives in the borough can rent a garage from us.

How much does it cost?

If you are a tenant then we will charge you £14.63 per week in areas of high demand for garages. There is a lower charge of £11.20 per week in areas where the demand is lower. (2019/20).

If you are not a tenant, then we have to charge you 20% VAT rate

What is the best way to pay?

We strongly recommend that you set up a direct debit to pay for your garage, to make sure your account is always in credit.

Can I get a discount?

You can if you pay for a full year in advance. The discount for 2019/20 is £33.60 for lower rate rent and £43.89 for Higher rate rent.  This is equivalent to 3 weeks rent in both cases.. However, the condition for getting the discount is that a full years rent has to be paid by 30th April each year for that financial year. For more information about the discount call the Customer Services team on 01206 282514.

What can I use my garage for?

Garages should normally be used to store your car, but you can use them for other things as long as you don’t cause a nuisance or do anything which is dangerous or illegal. You must not use your garage for carrying out any business or trade unless we give you permission in writing first. You must never store petrol or other flammable substances in the garage.

Is there any reason why I might be refused a garage?

If you are a tenant or leaseholder and owe us any money, then we will not consider you for a garage. If you have had a garage with us, but still owe us money, you will also not be considered.

What happens if I fall behind on the rent?

We have a zero-tolerance policy towards rent arrears on garages. This means if you fall behind on your payments we will take steps to recover the garage so we can rent it to someone else.

How do I end my garage tenancy?

You can end your garage tenancy by giving one week’s notice in writing, using a printable Garage Termination Form, or our online form. All garage tenancies must end on a Monday and you must make sure that the rent is up to date, all the keys are returned and all your belongings are removed.

Can we end your garage tenancy?

Yes. If you do not pay your rent, or if you break the conditions of your garage tenancy, we can give you one week’s notice in writing that we are ending your tenancy. We will charge you if we have to change the locks.

Find out where the garages are 

See below where all the garages are. If you decide to apply for a garage it helps if you are as specific as possible when telling us where you would like a garage.

Abberton

Broom Way

Birch Glen

Darwin Close
Onslow Crescent
Rockhampton Walk
Sydney Street

Dedham

Parsonsfield
Forge Cottages

Great Tey

Lower Langley

Ipswich Road

Frank Clater Close

Lexden

Christine Close
Nelson Road
New Kiln Road

Old Heath

Fingringhoe Road
Fullers Road
Wick Road

Shrub End

Anglia Close
Bishop Road
Boadicea Way
Catherine Hunt Way
Coats Hutton Road
Daniell Drive
Duncan Road
Gloucester Avenue
Gosbecks Road
Hazell Avenue
Hedge Drive
Iceni Way
John Kent Avenue
Rayner Road
Rutland Avenue
Smallwood Road
Sparling Close
Walnut Tree House
Wolton Road

West Mersea

Grays Close
Windsor Road

Aldham

Hardings Close

Bridgebrook

Elwes Close

Dutch Quarter

Ken Cooke Court 
Taylor Court

Greenstead

Affleck Road
Ariel Close
Ashdown way
Azalea Court
Blackthorn Avenue
Buckingham Drive
Buffett Way
Cook Crescent
Dammant Court
Duffield Drive
Elm Crescent
Forest Road
Gardenia Walk
Hawthorn Avenue
Hewes Close
Holborough Close
Honeysuckle Way
Imogen Close
Jessica Close
Laburnum Grove
Macbeth Close
Magnolia Drive
Marigold Close
Othello Close
Primrose walk
Prospero Close
Rosalind Close
Scarfe Way
Sebastian Close
Sherwood Close
Solway Court
Spruce Avenue
Veronica Walk
Wheeler Close
Willingham Way
Woodcock Close
Woodrow Way

King George

Berechuch Road
Gurdon Road
Harrison Road
Lord Holland Road
Queen Mary Avenue

Marks Tey

Honeywood Close
Norman Close

Peldon

The Crescent

Stanway

Blackberry Road
Clover Court
Holly Road
New Farm Road
Winstree Road

Wivenhoe

Britannia Court
Britannia Crescent
Rosabelle Avenue
Trickett Court

Barnhall

Churchill Way
Ladbrook Drive
Mulberry Avenue

Chappel

Swan Grove

Eight Ash Green

Porters Close

Harwich Road

Compton Road
Dilbridge Road
The Causeway

Layer de la Haye

Heather Close

Monkwick

Bardfield Road
Berefield Road
Buxton Road
Byng Court
Finchingfield way
Middlewick Close
Prince Philip Road
Sage Road
The Parade
Windsor Close

Prettygate

All Saints Avenue
Holman Crescent
Plume Avenue
The Commons

Tiptree

Arnold Villas
Chestnut Way
Maytree Court
Thyme Road
Walnut Tree way
Willow Walk

Wormingford

Robletts Way

Birch

Greenfield Houses
Luard Way

Copford

Allendale Drive

Great Horkesley

Ramparts Close

Highwoods

Highwoods Square

Langham

Hillcrest Cottages

New Town

Cannon Street

Rowhedge

Donyland Way
Stephen Cranfield Close

West Bergholt

Bradbrook Cottages
Mumford Road

The small print

Click here to read the legal conditions you will be bound by when you agree to rent a garage.

You can end your tenancy by giving one clear week’s notice in writing to the address shown on this form

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