Garage Applications

Garage Lettings

 

Garage and parking bay hire is available for personal use to everyone living or working in the Borough.  

 

Rental Charges

Price per Week

Garage Rental charge for Council Tenants and Leaseholders renting one or two garages

£12.65 (No VAT applies, see criteria below)

All Other Garage Rentals

£15.18 (Including VAT)

Parking Bay Rental

Between £2.06 and £7.16 according to location

VAT

Basildon Council garage rents and parking bay charges are not subject to VAT where the following conditions are met.

  • You are the tenant or leaseholder of a residential property owned by Basildon Council.
  • The garage or parking bay is within ¼ mile of the residential property.

If you are a Basildon Council tenant or leaseholder and want to rent more than two garages or parking bays, VAT will become applicable from the third garage or parking bay onwards.  

 

Apply Online

 

Please Note: If you have any outstanding former or current rent arrears with Basildon Council, your application will not be accepted.  You may re-apply once the debt has been cleared.

 

There are 2 ways to apply:

 

1. If you have already registered your household on Basildon Choice

You will need to log into your existing account here My Account-Basildon Choice

You can then complete an online garage application form using the link at the bottom of your account page as shown below.

 

 

2. If you have never registered details on the Basildon Choice website before

You will need to create a new account here Register your household-Basildon Choice

You will need to enter your National Insurance number then register you household details, create a memorable date and password, and submit the form.

Please make a note of your Login reference number. You can then complete an online garage application using the link at the bottom of your account page, as shown above.

 

You will receive acknowledgement that we have received your application, and once it has been processed, we will notify you of the outcome.

 

When will I be offered?

When we’re in a position to offer you a garage, we will contact you via email using DocuSign (our online offer software).  DocuSign is very straightforward and has helped us speed up the offer process; it has also enabled us to go paper-free.

For information, the DocuSign process is set out below:

  • You will be sent (via email) a link to an agreement, which you will need to sign electronically
  • You will be asked to upload an image of your driving licence as ID
  • You will be asked to upload an image of all pages of your vehicle’s V5C document (logbook)
  • You will be asked to pay 4 weeks’ rent using our online payment system and to input the 8 digit reference number you are given following successful payment
  • You will be asked to set up a direct debit for ongoing monthly payments.

Please note that, if you do not respond within 5 working days of an offer or if any of the steps set out above are not completed, the offer of a garage may be withdrawn, and you may need to submit a new application.

Garage offers are subject to any current or former rent accounts that you hold with Basildon Council being clear. It is your responsibility to maintain this as we will check any account/s you have with us at time of offer and any arrears may result in the offer being withdrawn.

 

Terms Of Use

Commercial use is not permitted.

You must not sublet a garage/parking bay.

Garages are intended for the storage of a motor vehicle. They are not sufficiently weather tight or secure for the storage of any other goods and you must not store petrol or any flammable materials in a garage.

Anything you do store in the garage (including motor vehicles) is at your own risk and should be covered by your insurance. Basildon Council do not accept liability for any stolen or damaged items kept in a garage.

 

Garage and Parking Bay Rent Arrears and Evictions

If you do not pay your rent, you will be sent a warning letter.

If no response is received and no payments are made, we will evict you from the garage.

If you have items in the garage, you will be given 7 days to clear them.  If no contact is made the items will be disposed of.

 

Ending A Garage or Parking Bay Rental

If you wish to end your rental, you will need to provide one week’s notice to end your rental.

We will take notice from a Monday and would expect the keys to be returned to us by the following Monday. You will be charged rent until the keys have been returned.