Information on council garages and store sheds
This information outlines theCouncil's policy and procedure for the letting of store sheds. If you have further queries please contact the non-residential section using the listed contact details.
Who manages Council store sheds?
The non-residential section within the Housing Department maintains the store shed waiting lists and offers and lets vacant store sheds. The section is also responsible for the management and repair of store sheds, although the tenant is responsible for all locks.
Can anyone rent a store shed?
Any individual can rent a store shed, but we give priority to Council tenants and leaseholders living on estates. Store sheds let to non-estate residents and businesses will be subject to VAT.
What can I use the store shed for?
The primary purpose is for the storage of household goods. Storing of any hazardous or flammable materials such as propane gas or fuel in the termination of the tenancy.
How do I apply?
The application should be completed by the person wishing to rent the store shed.
What are the waiting list priorities?
Each application will be prioritised according to the following:
Priority 1 - all Council weekly tenants and resident leaseholders wishing to rent a store shed for storing household goods on the estate on which they live.
Priority 2 - all other applicants wishing to rent a store shed for storing household goods. Priority one applicants wishing to rent more than one store shed.
The Director of Housing has the authority, on a case by case basis, to depart from the strict order of store shed allocations in circumstances he considers warrant such action e.g. a serious medical condition or the wider benefit of the community.
Are applications taken in order?
Within each priority, applications are dealt with in strict date order.
Council tenants and leaseholders in rent or service charge arrears may be refused a store shed allocation and the Council reserves the right to repossess a store shed in circumstances where the tenant or leaseholder subsequently falls into arrears of rent or service charges. All store shed tenants risk having their store shed repossessed should they fail to pay their store shed rent, not use it for the agreed purpose or sub-let it to any third party.
What are the charges, and do I have to pay VAT?
Rent charges vary according to location. You will be advised of the weekly rent when you are offered a store shed tenancy. VAT is charged on all lettings to non-Council tenants, leaseholders and freeholders.
What do I do when I receive an offer?
Contact the non-residential section to arrange a viewing of the store shed to ensure it is suitable for your needs. If the store shed is not suitable you should advise the non-residential section within 3 days of the viewing and tell them whether you wish to remain on the waiting list.
If you wish to rent the store shed you must provide proof of identity. Your tenancy agreement will be posted to you along with details on how to pay the weekly rental charge.
What do I do need to do if I move address?
It is your responsibility to advise the non-residential section if you move address or relinquish your tenancy, as rent will continue to be charged to your account until such time as proper notice is given. In most instances you will be required to surrender the store shed tenancy, clear the store shed of contents and remove your lock from the store shed door, but the non-residential team will advise you further on this.
The use of store sheds must not be passed to any third party.
Should you wish to contact us regarding renting a store shed, details can be found below:
Telephone: 020 8871 6870
Fax: 020 8877 2483