Renting council garages

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The Housing service owns and manages garages on a number of sites and rents these out to private residents as well as to council tenants and leaseholders.

There are two sites managed by our Property & Asset Management Team within Community Services - Gombards and Russell Avenue. If you are interested in either of these two sites please contact them on 01727 819516.

For all other sites - please use the contact telephone numbers shown below. 

Where are the garages situated?

We have a number of different garage sites spread across the District. Please see the list below for details of their locations, or you can view the garage sites on Google Maps

How much do they cost?

The weekly rental charge for a garage will be:

Council Tenants    £10.65

Private Tenants    £12.78

Leasehold Tenants  £10.65

Council tenants and (in some circumstances) council leaseholders do not pay VAT but private residents should pay VAT. At present the weekly VAT charged is £2.13

Rent is charged over 50 weeks with a two week rent free period in December.

Rent is paid weekly, one week in advance. We advise that you make monthly payments via direct debit. The applications can be downloaded via the link located at the bottom of this page

How can I pay?

You can pay in person at the Civic Centre, however, you cannot pay in cash at the Civic Centre.

If you wish to pay in cash you will need to take your payment card to a post office and pay over the counter. 

By cheque, writing your garage address and tenancy number on the back. This can be posted to us or handed in to us.

Debit/credit card over the phone via the automated payment service - (0161) 7853880.

Please press the * key and then follow Option 2 remembering to quote your 8 digit reference number.

Please note that if your reference number is 6 digits, place 00 in front of the reference number and if your reference number is 7 digits, place 0 in front of your reference number.

How can I apply for a garage?

You can apply for a garage by joining the garage waiting list. You can pick on of these up from Housing Reception or by ringing us and requesting one to be sent to you. Alternatively you can print off the application form below, complete it and return it to the Council Offices. Your name will then be added to the waiting list and when a garage become suitable for you, a letter will be sent offering you a garage. You do not have to accept any garage you are offered and you will be put back on the waiting list.

Please note council tenants and wherever possible, residents living in the vicinity of any garage site, will be given priority during the offering process.

NOTE: If you are a Council Tenant and your rent account is in arrears, you will not be considered for a garage.


Download application form for a garage below:


What do I do when I no longer wish to continue renting a council garage?

You need to return the keys to Housing Reception and fill in a termination form. Alternatively you can request a termination form from us and this will be sent to you. 

You can also print off the form below, complete it and return it to us with the keys attached in person. Please note, all tenancies are terminated from a Sunday and your tenancy will be accepted to expire when the keys are returned to the Housing department at the Civic Centre.

Please note that you must not send the keys back in the post.

Download Termination of Garage Notice above.

What should I do if I have a repair or enquiry about my garage; or wish to report a garage site issue?

You can phone to discuss any garage application / termination or garage site issue enquiries to the Customer and Contract Services Team (Housing) on the following numbers      01727 819266

or alternatively you can e-mail us on

To report a repair to a garage you already rent from us please email  or call the Housing Repairs Team on 01727 819256 

Ref. No.Garage Site
00Hall Place Close 
Old London Road
Telford Court 
01Canberra Close 
High Oaks  
Therfield Road 
Tudor Road
Waverly Road 
Whitehedge Drive
03Firbank Road 
Linley Court 
Melbourne Close 
Valley Road
04Chalkdell Fields (Furse Avenue) 
Chiltern Road 
Furse Avenue 
Hobart Walk 
Links View
Malvern Close 
Mendip Close 
Windmill Avenue (Chiltern Road)
05Clarence Road 
Queens Court 
St Paul's Place 
Woodvale Park
06Aldwick Court 
Anson Close 
Cell Barnes Lane 
Gordon Close 
Haig Close 
Rodney Avenue 
Wavell House 
Wingate Way
07Belmont Court 
Butterfield Lane 
Malthouse Court  
Riverside Road
08Abbey Avenue, Chiswell Green 
Coningsby Bank 
Gorham Drive 
Holyrood Crescent 
Kempe Close 
Lectern Lane 
Mandeville Drive 
Watling View East 
Watling View West
09Brewhouse Hill 
East Lane 
Lower Luton Road Wheathampstead
10Beech Crescent 
11Reynolds Crescent 
Shottfield Close
12Admirals Close 
Wistlea Crescent
13Sleapshyde Lane
14Five Acres
16Bluett Road 
Caledon Road 
Oldfield Road
Sanders Close 
Radlett Road
18Alder Close 
Park Street
19Tennyson Road
21Clarendon Court 
Westfield Road
22Hickling Way  -  Central 
Lyndhurst Court  -  Central 
Milford Hill 
Porters Hill 
Southview Road 
23Bowling Close 
Dark Lane 
Gorse Corner 
Grove Road 
Heath Close 
Sherwoods Rise
Southdown House 
24Victor Smith Court (Hunters Ride)

Direct Debit

Print and complete mandate to pay Rents by Direct Debit. Return completed form to - Finance Rents, Civic Centre, St Peter's Street, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3JE 

Date of last review: 05 February 2018